Fit Tips




Schedule's so packed with the kids' piano lessons, and soccer games that you can't find time to fit in your own workout? How about running laps around the field while the team warms up? 20 minutes is plenty of time for a decent jog and you'll be setting a great example for the kids as well.

Having trouble finding time for a workout? Try doing just 5 minutes of push-ups, squats, crunches, lunges and other similar type exercises first thing in the morning. My not seem like much, but it won't take long for you to notice results!

Shoveling snow burns about 400 calories an hour for a 150 pound person.

Looking for another quick and easy exercise for the car or while you're waiting in line? Pull your shoulders back so that you're bringing your shoulder blades together. This will strengthen your back and stretch out the muscles in your chest. It also encourages correct posture.

Workout on the way home, or at the office by contracting your abs and holding them for 10-15 seconds. Do this repeatedly throughout your day.

With that mile-long "to-do" list, sometimes it's hard to fit in exercise. Why not put on your favorite up-beat tunes while mopping, sweeping, or vacuuming? Using the mop, broom, or vacuum for a dance partner will get you moving and let you have a little fun while crossing off those chores.

Finding it hard to sneak in your daily exercise? Try wearing ankle weights to work or while running errands. They'll fit right under your pant legs and no one will even know you're working out while you work.

Cleaning your house is a great opportunity to sneak in some exercise; vacuuming more briskly, scrubbing the bathtub faster, lifting bags of garbage are all great ways to to get in your 20 minutes of moderate exercise a day.

Exercising with your kids is not only a great way to spend quality time, but also teaches them the importance of looking after yourself at an early age.

Schedule your workouts ahead of time in your daily-planner like you would a meeting or appointment. Try writing the day and time of your workouts a few weeks in advance, and if you need to cancel one, reschedule it right away!