Exercise Tips on the Go
Business travel or a busy lifestyle can interrupt your exercise routine. Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett says that with a little planning, you can keep your exercise goals on track.
Better Business Travel
• When booking hotel reservations, ask if the property has a pool or gym.
• If there’s no workout facility, pack resistance bands for some upper body toning and go for a run.
• If the hotel has a DVD player, bring your favorite Jazzercise workout.
• Work your shoulders, core and arms by doing Tricep Chair Dips.
• Lie on the floor and do crunches, push-ups and leg lifts.
• Relieve tension in shoulders and upper back with gentle neck rolls while taking deep breaths.
• Find a local Jazzercise location on jazzercise.com and take a class on the road.
Making the Most of Busy Days
• Instead of taking the car, walk. It’s a weight-bearing exercise that strengthens bones and burns calories.
• Place a Post-it note on your computer monitor reading “shoulders back.” This will help improve your posture, reduce back pain and stress, and take pressure off your neck.
• Instead of riding the elevator, take the stairs. If you have to take the elevator, stand on one leg. Balancing on one leg is a form of resistance training.
• Tuck in your abdominal muscles every time you hit the brakes of your car. Hold the contraction until you start moving again.
• Work the front of your legs by getting in and out of chairs slowly. Try for four counts up and four counts down. Tuck in your abs, pull your shoulders back, and tuck your glutes under with a slight forward pelvic tilt.
Written By: Shanna Missett Nelson, Jazzercise President
Posted: 2/27/2013 10:09:45 AM
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