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Exercise While You Work

Being a teacher can lead to a fairly sedentary lifestyle. We often sit for hours grading paper, not realizing how quickly we can get out of shape. But it is possible to get a decent amount of exercise in during the workday as a teacher! Check out these workout ideas to take advantage of the downtime in your workday to whip your body back into shape.
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Exercise While You Work
  • Exercising during the workday

    Website
    teachinginbetweenblog.wordpress.com
    teachinginbetweenblog.wordpress.com
    AD McDaniel says:
    This teacher breaks down how she fits exercise into every part of her workday. One of her tips: instead of sitting in your classroom during your off periods, take a 20-minute walk around the school track.
  • AD McDaniel says:
    This is not specifically geared toward teachers, but it is for anyone who spends long hours at desks. You can do these during off-periods or even while giving certain assessments. Many of the options provided are modified yoga poses, so don't forget to breathe!
  • Workday Workouts

    Website
    experiencelife.com
    experiencelife.com
    AD McDaniel says:
    Only have 5 minutes of free time? What about 3 minutes? How about 1 minute? The greatness about this set of workouts is they are quick workouts you can squeeze in if you only have 5 minutes, 3 minutes, or 1 minute of free time. Every little bit adds up!
  • AD McDaniel says:
    Sometimes you need a detailed plan you can follow day after day. According to the fitness instructor behind The Teacher Fit Program, it “was designed specifically for teachers to remove the barriers and empower anyone in the education space to look and feel the way they want.” Accessing this program does cost a fee, but it is a wonderful option for teachers who want to get into shape with the help of a fitness instructor.
  • AD McDaniel says:
    Even with all the options out there, sometimes it can seem like you still don't have time. Check out one teacher's plan for how she figured out a way to not just add in her exercise in her routine but also lose weight while maintaining excellence as a busy, full-time teacher.
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BloomBoard Asks:How do you incorporate exercise into your workday and your lifestyle?