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Give Your Car a Health Makeover

Nothing is worse than being stuck in your car after work during rush hour. This is precious time that can really end up being a buzz kill to any after work health endeavors. So in an effort to health proof your car, here are some "dos and don'ts" when giving your car a healthy makeover:

  • DO: Have a new container of water with you -- I have my Sigg with me everywhere I go.
    DON'T: Keep an open bottle of water in the car -- This can be a breeding ground for all sorts of germs and not to mention the fact that bottled water is bad for the environment.
  • DO: Keep a bag or container of nuts (or even an energy bar if it's not too hot) in the glove compartment.
    DON'T: Keep candy bars, or any other kind of junk food you'll be tempted to splurge on while sitting in traffic.
  • DO: Keep your gym clothes in the trunk, ready to go so you can head straight to the gym.
    DON'T: Plan on going home first to get your gear -- Think about it: An hour in traffic, then home, then back out to the gym... I don't think so.
  • DO: Keep some music in you car that is a sure way to pump you up.
    DON'T: Sit there in silence (or listen to slow music) -- You'd be amazed how easy you can talk yourself out of going to the gym while sitting in an hour of traffic.
  • (*For those trying to quit smoking)
    DO: Keep a pack of sugar free gum or hard candy in the car.
    DON'T: Keep any cigarettes in your car, ever!


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RachelB RachelB 9 years
typo correction... car oops
RachelB RachelB 9 years
Ha ha! My backseat of my carn is filled with clean gym clothes and my full gym bag is on the floor in the front, equipped with all the essentials. No room for passengers. I could get a workout just cleaning my car!
millarci millarci 9 years
Very good tips! I always bring my gym clothes with me. However, it's because my gym is on my way home from work. It's about half way between home and work. I have a gym closer to home, but I figured it is better this way. If I wait until I get home (which is about over an hour from my job), I will be too tired to work out. Okay I think I went off topic...sorry....
scoop45 scoop45 9 years
Good tips! Lol
susanec susanec 9 years
Another thing to have is class schedules, if you're a yoga/pilates girl like I am and tend to gym hop. I also have my inline skates, yoga mat, bike gear, shell (I live in Colorado and there are plenty of fitness options. If I can avoid the gym, I do).
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I keep all those in my car except the snacks!
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