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Green Exercise: Don't Turn Up the Heat, Do Some...

Green Exercise: Don't Turn Up the Heat, Do Some...

Here's a thought for dealing with two issues at once: saving on your heating bill and getting buff.

Next time when you feel cold and are about to turn that thermostat up, stop, drop and do some push ups! This technique will help you with your push up challenge. By no means should you limit yourself to push ups. Jumping jacks will certainly do the trick as will kicking out some burpees (aka squat thrusts). You could always do some ab work too. Or some lunges. You get the point.

Try it! I just did 20 push ups. Not only do I feel warmer, I feel revved up and energized too.

What do you do to stay warm? Share the details in the comment section below.


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Fitness Fitness 9 years
JudyRie you need to get yourself to a swimming pool!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
We have a programmable thermostat and it's always a chilly 58 when I work out, but since I sweat so much and get so warm, I barely notice. It really saves on the heat bill, but when I'm NOT active, I wear silk long underwear so we don't have to crank the heat too much.
AMP AMP 9 years
Its funny that you made this post because I totally do this! I was freezing on Sunday and it was rainy outside, so I decided to throw in my Tae Bo tape and in no time I was sweatin up a storm! What can I say, I'm cheap, I don't want to pay a big gas bill.
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
This is such a great idea!! Although i will have to get my kids in on it with we all stay warm! ;) I'm so sick of the heater being on full blast constantly....i would rather do something like this to warm myself up! :D
JudyRie JudyRie 9 years
Well I live way south where it's going to be 90 degrees today, so I'm still trying to figure out how to survive as long as possible without turning on the air conditioning. Any suggestions on ways to make you cooler? LOL
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Hmmmm maybe...
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