easiest-exerciseLets face it, if you live in this city (or any other urban jungle), finding the time to exercise is challenging. You might even argue that it’s impossible. What if I told you it wasn’t- that not only do I have an exercise program that’s easy but also one that will only take up 10 minutes of your time and have you walking more than 260 miles!

I know it sounds crazy but it’s true. This exercise program cost nothing. It doesn’t require any special clothing and involves absolutely no equipment. You do it on your way to and from work, and it only takes 10 minutes. Best of all you’ll increase your cardiovascular fitness, lose almost 8 lbs of body fat and feel better instantly.

“What is it”, you ask? It involves simply getting off one stop sooner on your bus or train commute and walking the rest of the way… Yes, you read correctly – get off one stop before your station and WALK the rest of the way to work.

Hear me out! Subway and bus stops are spaced 8-9 city blocks apart. Since 20 city blocks equal approximately 1 mile, you’ll be effectively walking a half-mile by getting off one stop sooner. Do the same for your commute home and you’ll have walked a mile or more. Even at a relatively modest pace of 3.0 mph it will take just 10 minutes each way. There really is no excuse not to try this. Even if it is summertime, the morning temperature should be cool enough that you won’t sweat through your clothes. This is less of an issue going home, where you can easily shower and change.

Follow this program and in one week you will have walked 5 miles and burned an extra 240 calories. It doesn’t sound like a lot but make this your daily routine and in one year you will have burned off enough calories to equal almost 8 lbs of body fat. Best of all you’ll have walked an extra 260 miles, increasing your cardiovascular fitness and making you look and feel healthier.