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My day job is sitting for 10-12 hours a day unfortunately. Even though I get in 1 hour of rigorous exercise once a day (running or cross train) I found it still a little draining to sit all day. One tip that has helped me is to add in two little mini fitness routines during the day, one when I get up at 5:30am and one an hour after eating lunch around 12 pm. It is pretty short, between 5-10 minutes long. It is usually a slow 5 minute jog on the treadmill (4.5 mph) and then some in place stretches and light weight routine (10 lb) consisting of flys, curls, squats, laterals and so on. The whole thing is fairly low key, but is enough that I will get a light sweat going and really gets the circulation going in my legs and upper body so sitting is a little easier. I also try and get up once an hour and move around, if only to get some Water or stretch a little in my office. Just thought some others might benefit from this tip. Nothing new, but it is really helpful to feeling good at a desk job.

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I heat you, I have the same problem. It also sucks that the weather over here sucks, so going for a jog or even a walk is horrid. I have thought about going up and down the stairs during my breaks.

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I heat you, I have the same problem. It also sucks that the weather over here sucks, so going for a jog or even a walk is horrid. I have thought about going up and down the stairs during my breaks.

Chigirl, do you work in the city? I am across from Union Station and always wanted to walk at lunch. It's been so cold and nasty lately to consider it.

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@ Melissa I do not work in downtown, however I don't live very far from there. If your ever interested in going for a walk or biker ride, let me know. I'm always looking to meet new local vsg people.

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I will keep that in mind for sure. I have not had surgery yet but will be getting my lap band checked out since it has been causing me so much trouble. I am almost sure that I am going with BMI at Silver Cross. I like the comprehensive program and the fact that they are not too far from home in the event of a complication. That said, I like to exercise anyhow so if it winds up being just lap band removal without vsg, then I am still planning on losing weight, so a bike ride or walk or even a jog is fine with me.

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