A REAL-LIFE FITNESS STORY
I was born without an athletic bone in my body, which probably explains why I was always chosen last for anything sports-related throughout my early schooling years. Not much has changed then - as
Try as I might, I haven't figured out what fits my groove.
During my quest to discover what works best for my physique, I knew I wanted something low-impact without a heavy reliance on equipment. As an on-and-off yoga and pilates person, I figured I needed something that was less committment-driven and could be done on the go. So, then of course, jogging came to mind but the thought of a high endurance, aerobic work out is equally exhausting*.
Dilemma strikes again - what to do?
When you’re on a time shortage, I believe it’s all about considering the alternatives in your daily routine:
- Start your day with a cup of warm water with lemon or matcha green tea - As tempting as coffee or a latte sounds like in the morning, it is a diarrhetic that not only gives you more anxiety but contributes less to your metabolism. Finish off a big lunch with an oolong jasmine tea whenever possible to increase the efficiency of your digestive system.
- Walk rather than drive - Whenever you can and within reason (this particularly applies to those who live in cities similar to Los Angeles or suburban settings)
- Take the steps - If you’re just going up one floor, please do yourself a favor and avoid the elevator
- Take breaks and stretch often - After a recent visit to a local and highly-rated chiropractor, he suggested that I take breaks 10 minutes on the hour to stretch and give your tense muscles a break
- Consider the standing desk - I recently converted to a standing desk utilizing pre-existing furniture I already have at home. You can either do the same or purchase a relatively affordable Vari-desk (I may just do the latter myself this Christmas)! If you work in an office/corporate setting, inquire within Human Resources to have your desk adjusted.
- Quality, not quantity - If you are on an exercise regiment, it's not about how many crunches or pull-ups you can do a day - but rather the quality of those exercises. Pay attention to form and how your body reacts.
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*I really dislike running - there’s nothing more mentally and physically monotonous.