Get Caught Doing This During Lent

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I went looking for some exercises you can do at your desk, and, lo and behold - WebMD has two pages of them!

In the spirit of the Olympic Games, my Lenten discipline is 10 minutes of exercise every day.  I went looking for some exercises you can do at your desk, and, lo and behold - WebMD has two pages of them!  Warn the church secretary and the nosy volunteers if you're going to go all-out, or, better yet, invite them to join you.

I also noticed this week that the days are getting longer, so walking after work is even possible.  Thanks to the blogosphere, I also learned that Google Maps will give you point-to-point walking directions.  Just click the "Get Directions" feature, and open the drop-down menu next to "By car".  Don't forget to carry some form of identification with you when you take to the road, and have a bottle of water waiting at the end if you're not carrying one with you.

Finally, for those of you who aspire to, or have achieved, the endurance of a Marine recruit, there's the jump rope, or as our link proclaims, you can "Jump like a girl and burn fat like a mother."  If you're feeling really daring, have the MYF lead the whole congregation in a parking lot jump rope-athon. Just practice a few times beforehand so you look like a natural.

Forty days is a great kick-off to a new habit.   Wish us all luck!

Yours in health, goin' for the gold -

Robin Swift
Health Programs Director
Clergy Health Initiative

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