Health & Safety

September 7, 2012

10 ways to work exercise into your life

Between a job, children and maybe even a deployed spouse, you often wonder how you can exercise more, or even at all.

Perhaps if the day expanded to 48 hours, regular exercise would seem more reasonable. Since that won’t happen, here are some tips to work more exercise into your busy life.

1. Make it a priority: schedule time in your calendar for the week, and keep it like any other important appointment.

• Make a plan. What days will you exercise? What will you do? How long?

• There are 1,440 minutes in the day. Can you find 30 to exercise?

2. Get an exercise partner. When you know someone is relying on you, you are less likely to skip your workout.

3. Try exercising in the morning. As the day goes on, many things can happen to derail your plans for an afternoon or evening workout.

4. Sign up for a class or a local 5k race. If you are financially invested, you will be less likely to skip the exercise session.

5. Find something you enjoy! Try something new and exciting. Remember, exercise does not have to be in a gym.

6. Squeeze in bursts of exercise throughout your day. Use a 15-minute work break or 15 minutes of your lunch to walk. Or, use the stairs instead of the elevator … you get the drift.

7. Exercise while you watch TV. Lift weights or use commercial breaks to complete push-ups, sit-ups, or jumping jacks.

8. Keep a pair of walking shoes with you (at work, in the car). This way you can take advantage of any time you have to squeeze in exercise.

9. Get your family involved. Walk or ride bikes after dinner — together!

10. Keep track of your exercise to see your progress.

For more tips on living a healthy life, visit TriWest’s Healthy Living Portal.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Safety begins with asking ‘What could go wrong?’

I’m sure most of us have been told to “be safe” at some point either by a commander, supervisor or even a co-worker. This holiday season will probably not be any different. Someone will use this simple phrase in the next few weeks, and it will feel like a cliché to you, but what does...
 
 

Taking care of Airmen: How Air Force mental health services helped an academy leader

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the academy’s command chief, said taking advantage of Air Force mental health support services helps him cope today with the deaths of nine Americans he served with in Kabul, Afghanistan. “I sought counseling because I needed it,” the chief said. “If I feel like...
 
 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Dec. 1 through 7: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 11 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to two minor vehicle accidents. Nonemergency responses Dec. 1: A child was left at school when it was not communicated from the step mother...
 

 

Stay fit through season of celebrations

Tis the season for family get-togethers, office holiday parties and cookie drives. What do these events have in common? Food … lots of food. As people load their plates with cakes and pies, getting a good workout drops on the priority list. Why do people fall into this annual holiday trap? Aaron Anderson, 56th Medical...
 
 
holiday-candy-assortment

Keep holiday sweet tooth in check

Courtesy photo Assorted sweets are a big attraction on display in stores and are advertised in television commercials. Despite the effort to escape purchasing them and knowing they’re not healthy, people still tend to crave, ...
 
 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 24 through Dec. 1: Tickets Security forces issued citations for two moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to one minor accident. Nonemergency responses Nov. 28: Security forces responded to a report of shoplifting at Bldg. 1540. An individual was detained for...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin