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4/18/11

Physical Wellness Month



You know what ... I HATE exercising!!!  I don't really know why.  I guess I think I have so many other things to do.  Working full-time, 2 kids, a husband, two dogs, a home, laundry, dinner, clean-up, kids activities ... the list goes on and on and on.


It also doesn't help that I have fibromyalgia too.  Sometimes any kind of exercise makes my muscles sore (more so than normal) and I just shy away from exercising.  I know I should keep it up and then I wouldn't be sore.


Well this month is Physical Wellness Month
So here are a few  exercises you can do at your desk ...
  • Glance at the wall clock and rip off a minute's worth of jumping jacks. If you're a beginner, try the low-impact version (raise your right arm and tap your left toe to the side while keeping your right foot on the floor; alternate sides)
  • Do a football-like drill of running in place for 60 seconds. Get those knees up! (Beginners, march in place.)
  • Simulate jumping rope for a minute: Hop on alternate feet, or on both feet at once. An easier version is to simulate the arm motion of turning a rope, while alternately tapping the toes of each leg in front.
  • While seated, pump both arms over your head for 30 seconds, then rapidly tap your feet on the floor, football-drill style, for 30 seconds. Repeat 3-5 times.
  • If you can step into a vacant office or conference room, shadow box for a minute or two. Or just walk around the room as fast as you can.
  • Or do walk-lunges in your office or a vacant room. (You could also amuse your co-workers by doing these in the hall; remember Monty Python's "Ministry of Silly Walks" comedy routine?). Set your PDA to beep you into action.
  • No conference room? Take to the stairs -- two at a time if you need a harder workout! Do this 5-7 times a day.

for those with Fibromyalgia ... the following are stretches you can do


Sitting tall in your chair, stretch both arms over your head and reach for the sky. After 10 seconds, extend the right hand higher, then the left.
  • Let your head loll over so that your right ear nearly touches your right shoulder. Using your hand, press your head a little lower (gently, now). Hold for 10 seconds. Relax, and then repeat on the other side.
  • Try this yoga posture to relieve tension: Sit facing forward, then turn your head to the left and your torso to the right, and hold a few seconds. Repeat 15 times, alternating sides.

  • Sitting up straight, try to touch your shoulder blades together. Hold, and then relax.
  • You get to put your feet up for this one! To ease the hamstrings and lower back, push your chair away from your desk and put your right heel up on the desk. Sit up straight, and bend forward just until you feel a gentle stretch in the back of your leg. Flex your foot for a few seconds, and then point it. Bend forward a little farther, flex your foot again, and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat on the other side.

Today I tried the Sitting up straight, try to touch your shoulder blades together. Hold, and then relax.

It felt pretty good ;.)

Well, what do you think you can do?  Leave me your comment!





some info from WebMD

9 comments:

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  2. I think I should start with stretches. I have been doing more walking. I need to do more. If I don't I will be the size of an elephant soon.

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  3. I, myself don't have fibromyalgia, but I do have a friend that does, so I will pass this along to her! I know how painful it can be, just by seeing her suffer :(

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  4. I love stretching...it's easier to do when you have 2 minutes, too, than actually "exercising." ;-)
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    Johanna at Mama Chocolate
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  5. Yikes! I don;t have anything that hinders me from exercising except my own laziness! Ugh! But that is all about to change this next week when I start Insanity! Pray for me! HA!!

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  6. I am not very good about exercising, but I do watch my calories. I know I need to exercise for my heart, though!

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  7. Definitely need to do more exercising here! I'll add that to the to do list... LOL
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    Lori

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  8. Hi there! I hate exercising too...I admit it. I take Pilates reformers classes twice a week and that is all I do...I should probably do more!

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  9. Hi Karen

    I am a new GFC follower from the Alexa Hop and I hope you'll join me over at Create With Joy!

    I have fibromyalgia too so I really appreciate the exercises you shared - esp that first stretch!

    Ramona

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