Fitness Zone

So you are serious about staying in shape and determined to improve your health. Problem is your life is really complicated right now and you have no time to exercise? Try the following easy tips to maintain or improve your fitness levels until you have the time or energy to go to the gym.

  1. No Parking. There is an overlooked opportunity for exercise everytime you cannot find a parking space. Park your car further away from your destination and walk the rest of the distance. Walking there is much better than sitting in your car, waiting for a rude driver to move his lousy truck. As a bonus you will help to reduce air polution and lower your stress levels considerably.
  2. Take the Stairs. Ever thought of taking the stairs instead of an elevator? You may be surprised how much exercise you will get from rapidly going up two or three flights. Once you get to the top you can further boost your self-esteem by looking down on the lazy sods who chose to use the elevator to get to level one.
  3. Shop Till You Drop. Why not carry your own shopping bags for a change? Those trolleys or carts usually don't function properly in any case. That way you are not only giving your upper body a quick strength workout, but you also reduce your stress levels!
  4. Give Yourself a Raise. Do calf and toe raises while waiting in line at the post office, bank or cinema. Amazing what a long wait can do for those lower leg muscles.
  5. Get a Grip. Keep one of those small grip devices or a strong rubber ball handy at work or at home. Use it to strengthen your hands, forearms and wrists while use the telehphone or while you watch television. Do the same with a set of dumbells in your desk drawer or underneath your bedside table.
  6. Strike a Pose. Just by flexing a few times each day, you can maintain a significant amount of muscle tone. Simply flex those muscles whenever you are sitting in your car, standing at the bus stop or walking to the boss' office. Why not strike some show-off poses in your bathroom mirror while shaving or plucking your eyebrows?