Sunday, August 29, 2010

First Suggestion

When you're bored, you really don't know what to do.  You often wander about your house, trying to think of what to do.  Not to be insulting or anything, but many of these people are also overweight and unhealthy.  Well, you can work to solve both of these problems by doing small exercises in your spare time.  Now, you probably have your mouse on the red "x" in the upper-right corner of your screen, thinking, "This idiot is telling me to exercise.  I don't belong to a gym, and I don't plan on it either."  Well, you don't have to do anything major, and you don't even have to leave your house.

I'm not going to promise stunning results like those infomercials you see on TV, where the announcer says, "Use our program and you'll lose 70 pounds in two weeks!", only for you to later find that you lost about three.  All I'd suggest (remember, everything I say is a suggestion, not a command) to do is to take 15 minutes here and there out of your boredom, go in front of a clock, in an open space, and do the following:

Cardiovascular exercise - moderate intensity intervals:
1.  Pick an exercise that gets your heart beating, such as dancing, doing jumping jacks, doing mountain climbers, or running in place.
2.  Do that activity lightly for roughly 10 seconds, using the clock to judge, or even counting in your head if you have to.
3.  Do that activity with near-maximum effort for 20 seconds.
4.  Repeat steps 2-3 for five minutes.

Strength training:
1.  Pick at least three-five exercises such as the following: abdominal plank, shoulder planks, push-ups, sit-ups, crunches, bicycle-crunches, leg-raises, squats, lunges, side crunches, pull-ups.
2.  Do 10-20 reps of each exercise.  When you get better at them, just increase the number of repititions!
3.  Rest, since you're done.

This will only take you 10-15 minutes depending on the amount of effort you put in, and the bonus to using this as an activity when you're bored is that the more boredom you have, the more in-shape you become!  If you get bored 6 times in one day, and you do this each time, that's 6x15 minutes you've exercised...that's 1 and a half hours!  If you do this daily, you'll definitely see some results, along with have kept from being bored at the same time.


  1. Thanks for the info! Check out my blog!

  2. im actually doing the navy seal workout atm