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15 Tricks for Working Exercise into Your Day

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Tips for exercise after hysterectomyI am so busy, so are there some quick and easy ways to add exercise to my day?

After a hysterectomy or during menopause, you may decide it's time for you to become more fit and healthy. But finding time to exercise isn’t easy. If you’re like most women, you are busy. Trying to rearrange your schedule to fit in some exercising can be tough. You don’t have the time or stamina to run 10 miles or spend even an hour a day on any kind of workout.

But what if you could exercise in spurts? Or if you combine exercise with your every day tasks? Every movement burns calories, so the goal is to move, move, move. Below are 15 tips and tricks for getting moving without having to set aside any extra time in your day. Adding some of these to your day can get you started on the road to weight loss and better health, without overwhelming your already busy life.

Exercise Tips and Tricks

  1. Instead of standing still, wiggle, even in the shower while washing your hair!

  2. In line at the grocery store? Tighten your abs and buttock, do some toe lifts, and practice your Kegel exercises.

  3. Instead of strolling to the mailbox, march! Get your knees up and swing those arms!

  4. Doing housework? Exaggerate your movements so you are bending, stretching, lifting, and walking, turning chores into cardiovascular fitness!

  5. When parking your car, choose the spot farthest from the door so you can get some steps in walking to the door.

  6. Skip the elevator and take the stairs whenever possible.

  7. While watching TV or working on the computer, move. Tap your feet, do isometric abdominal intervals, practice your Kegels, wiggle, and stretch.

  8. While shopping, take your own bags. Carry one on each arm, and fill them as you shop.

  9. When you’re done shopping, carry your groceries to your car instead of using a shopping cart.

  10. If you need to make a phone call, walk while you talk, do some squats, and lift some weights with the opposite hand.

  11. Instead of using a drive thru, park and walk inside. You can then do some exercises while standing in line.

  12. During your breaks and at lunch, go for a quick walk. Don't forget to swing your arms or carry some hand weights.

  13. Stand when eating to burn some extra calories. You can also shuffle from foot to foot, do some toe lifts, and practice your Kegels.

  14. Wear ankle and wrist weights when working around the house, cooking, gardening, and walking the dog.

  15. Speed walk when you need to get from point A to point B. You’ll get where you are going faster while burning some extra calories!

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other hysterectomy patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

12-10-2015 - 08:20 PM


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