Just Exercise Wherever, Like Demi Moore

I had a couple friends who used to work for actress Demi Moore (who loves kale chips, btw). Sometimes when the (young, hot) male personal chef was in the kitchen, the Ghost star would do yoga there. Cuz why not.

And though most of us don’t have young, hot employees to impress with our bendy bods, the point is this: Why do we create so much effort to work out? Why do we pay so much money to exercise? It’s free! And muck around getting dressed and driving to an exercise destination? I know, many of us need motivation and do best in a group environment. (I belonged to gyms from age 9 until 35—I get it.) But let’s simplify it so we do it as much as possible. Throw on whatever clothes and do a free YouTube video. Download exercises from a website or get a book on them from the library. There are hundreds of free resources out there. (I’ll give you a few of my faves too!) There are no excuses for getting started AND sticking with it.

Before you know it, you’ll like look G.I. Jane herself. 

Or not. Because it’s not just about looking good—it’s about self confidence, better sleep and a body that functions better. Exercise reduces stress and improves mental function. 

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Start thinking of exercise as part of your daily life, done throughout the day. Park as far away from the store’s entrance as you can to get a few more steps in. Walk from A to B instead of drive. Start every morning (while in pajamas) with 10 push ups, 10 sit ups and 10 tricep dips or sun salutations. Take the stairs, not the escalator or lift. Think fit and you’ll be fit.

Here are a few of my favourite free online resources:

: Even the 20-minute circut workouts that target specific areas feel effective.

 

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