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June 19, 2009

Day 3 - Fit-in 15

Um...guys...my calves hurt (the Day 2 Fit-in 15 Fitness Menu was fun but I'm feelin' it today).

I surfed over to the Fit-in 15 site to get some tips on how to stretch my sore calves - and I stumbled upon this...
Fit-in 15 is a public education initiative of the Canadian Chiropractic Association aimed at motivating sedentary Canadians to start a physical activity habit by fitting in 15 minutes of focused activity a day.
I must admit - I AM fairly sedentary - I spend a large portion of my day sitting at a computer (maybe that's why my neck hurts - I lean into the computer to read rather than sit back. Note-to-self: check Fit-in 15 for neck stretches too). And today, of all days, I will be really chained to the computer as I have a big deadline looming.

So today's fitness menu is aimed at moving the body - indoors - taking inspiration from the Making it easy area on the Fit-in 15 website

    Today's Fitness Menu
  • Putting on my favourite music and dancing my heart out for 15 minutes. (Do I remember them doing this on Ally McBeal or was it Grey's Anatomy?) Since I work-from-home this is a perfect activity - no equipment required. If you're in an outside-the-home-office - ok, well, maybe dancing around your cubical isn't so good. Alternative: take the stairs/walk the halls/do some chair yoga stretching)

Parent Club and Bargainista have arranged a friendly Fit-in 15 competition between our two sites. Who will win the much coveted (very-non-official) Fit-in 15 trophy*?!

Monday June 22nd (that's this Monday people!) go for a 15 minute brisk walk. You could do it downtown - on your lunch break. Quick step your way to your favourite store for some power shopping. Push the stroller to the park. Walk to pick the kids up from school. However you can fit-in 15 minutes of fitness into your day.

Then, (pah-leez), come over to Parent Club and comment before 6pm. The blog with the most reader comments on Monday (up to 6pm) "win" the competition and get the virtual trophy.


[Disclaimer: we devised the trophy/competition all-by-ourselves. It is not an acutal competition endorsed by Fit-in 15. It's a buddy-system competition to get ourselves - and you - moving]

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2 Comments:

At June 19, 2009 at 5:35 PM , Anonymous kellidaisy said...

Awesome idea - please remind us again on Monday! I promise too to get back to my usual running routine on Monday!

 
At June 19, 2009 at 7:53 PM , Anonymous Jong said...

We sometimes forget that exercise is really helpful to our body. Thanks for sharing.

 

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