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August 30th, 2006, 03:32 PM
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Activities Fit for the Waiting Room

Whether you're a busy parent, student, or working stiff, your schedule is likely full of waiting time. You wait at the doctor, at the school, and at your appointments. Instead of turning waiting time into wasted time, try these ideas to fit in a little fitness:

Stretch
Many stretches can be done from a seated position.
Stretch your shoulder by bringing one arm across your chest; your triceps by pulling your elbow behind your head; and your chest by interlocking your fingers behind you and extending your arms upward and outward.
Straighten your legs and reach for your toes to loosen up your hamstrings and back; sit back in your chair and pull your knee into your chest; twist side-to-side
Relax your neck and relieve tension by dropping your chin down to your chest, looking up at the ceiling, and lowering your ears toward your shoulders.
Get moving
If space allows, take advantage of it. Pace back and forth or let the receptionist know that she can find you outside on the sidewalk when your appointment is ready.

Isometric strengtheners
Work those muscles without anyone noticing. Flex and hold each muscle group for 10-30 seconds and relax. Repeat 1-2 times. Try your quads, calves, biceps, chest, and abs.

Don't forget about deep breathing
Deep breathing exercises can be done anytime, anywhere, and offer big benefits to your mental state. Try a few relaxing breaths before your next meeting and you'll notice major stress relief.

Time Involved: 5-10 minutes

Body Benefit: Less boredom, healthier body
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August 30th, 2006, 07:24 PM
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WE DONT EVEN HAVE TO LEAVE THE COMPUTER CHAIR TO EXERCISE ANYMORE!!! lol. great tips though. those will come in handy when i take ashton to my gym or tae kwon do and have to sit there.
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August 31st, 2006, 11:29 AM
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LOL!!
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August 31st, 2006, 12:29 PM
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Ooh, I remember this tonight when I"m sitting watching Caitlyn at gymnastics for 1 1/2 hours.
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