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3 Simple Ways to Add Exercise to Your Busy Life

Posted on: April 29, 2013

Spring can get busy, making it a challenge to find time for workouts. When you can’t get to the gym, try one (or all) of the following options. If you have an additional idea to share, please add a comment!

Go for a walk. It’s simple, accessible, and easy to fit in your schedule. Maximize your walk by including an uphill climb on your route. The varying terrain will work your muscles in different ways — much like a treadmill with an incline setting.

Ride a bike. You may consider a bike a machine, but it offers a lot more freedom than the equipment gathering dust in your basement. Get the most benefit by varying your trails — smooth sidewalk one day and rough trail the next. When you’re on smooth terrain, try biking from a standing position.

Climb the stairs. Who needs a stair climber when you have a flight of stairs? You can walk up and down for an aerobic workout. Also, try standing with the balls of your feet on a step (hold on to the railing for support), then slowly lower and raise your heels.

If you live in Canton, Massillon, Green, Wooster, Dover or a surrounding community and would like help losing weight or improving your health, give us a call at Mercy Weight Management. We’d love to help you lose weight and feel great!

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