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Exercise Your Heart

 

Some Recommended Ways to Exercise Your Heart

 
Are you looking for ways to exercise your heart?  Do you need some ideas?  The following is a list of the many possibilities!  Start today! 

  • Set fitness goals
  • Carry your own groceries
  • Start a walking program
  • Volunteer for active chores
  • Use a stationary bike at home
  • Paint a mural
  • Sweep or vacuum daily
  • Do sit-ups while watching TV
  • Shoot some hoops
  • Wash your car by hand
  • Ride a bike instead of drive
  • On car trips, stop to stretch and stroll.
  • Do pull-ups.
  • Play table tennis.
  • Contract your buttocks while waiting in check-out lines.
  • Do salsa aerobics.
  • Learn to dance.
  • Roller skate.
  • Tighten your stomach muscles while sitting.
  • Play catch.
  • Work out with fitness shows on TV.
  • Do jumping jacks.
  • Park away from your destination and walk.
  • Wash windows.
  • Lift hand weights while talking on the phone.
  • Walk circuits around the shopping mall.
  • Offer to help others lift and carry.
  • Take a guided tour of your favorite museum.
  • Redecorate.
  • Go horseback riding.
  • Build a snowman.
  • Answer the phone that’s farthest away.
  • Go swimming.
  • Clean out the garage.
  • Play volleyball.
  • Go cross-country skiing.
  • Go sledding.
  • Go dancing.
  • Walk your dog.
  • Walk a neighbor’s dog.
  • Turn your mattresses.
  • Jump rope.
  • Walk on coffee breaks.
  • Organize office exercise breaks.
  • Use the stairs, not elevators or escalators.
  • Learn to juggle.
  • Take up karate.
  • Do step aerobics.
  • Join a bowling league.
  • Go on fundraising walks.
  • Visit the zoo.
  • Go ice skating.
  • Take light weights on business trips.
  • Join a gym.
  • At work, arrange to have walking meetings.
  • Walk before dinner.
  • Walk after dinner.
  • Play racquetball.
  • Avoid drive up windows – walk into banks instead.
  • Stretch at your desk.
  • Take a brisk walk at lunchtime.
  • Do the dishes by hand.
  • Learn to play golf.
  • Work out to fitness videos.
  • Clean out your closets.
  • Walk to deliver messages at work.
  • Try a yoga class.
  • March in place during TV shows.
  • Take morning jogs with friends.
  • Pack up items for donations.
  • Hold a garage sale.
  • Play paddle ball.
  • Have a Hula Hoop contest.
  • Play tag with your children.
  • Dust, dust, dust.
  • Walk for short errands.
  • Keep track of your progress.
  • Celebrate reaching your goals!