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Big City Bachelors Fitness Tip #1

Being a bachelor in a big city has its challenges and its rewards.  The cost of living is high, the competition for jobs and ladies is high, and stress can be off the charts.  But big city living is unparalleled for the opportunities that abound - the food, the entertainment, the ladies, the possibilities.

Tip # 1 - Stay Fit

It's a sad truth that most of us sit at a desk for hours at a time and barely move for most of the day.  For times when you can't exercise it's a good idea to set a timer for breaks.  Science tells us that we can really only function optimally for small stretches so take advantage of that.  Work for 20-30 minutes and then take a 5 minute break.  Get up and move around and drink a glass of water.  You come back to the work fresh again and your entire day will be more productive.

Big city life offers fitness from many angles

Walking

Just walking to and from subway stations and your apartment or the office can log you 5000 steps a day.  I started tracking mine and I average just under 9000 steps per day.  There are great smartphone apps for tracking your steps and I strongly urge you to get one.

Yoga

Yoga is a fantastic form of mind and body exercise.  Many pro athletes are finding the magic in yoga and you can too.  Some guys take to it very quickly and others take a bit longer but if you stick with it, you begin to understand what it's all about.  When I walk out of a class I have a feeling of centeredness and solidity that's amazing.

Here are links to sites where you can learn about the different styles to find what's right for you:

14 Styles of Yoga Explained Simply

Find Your Match Among the Many Styles of Yoga

Photo by Anupam Mahapatra on Unsplash

Gyms, weight training, CrossFit, etc

This is hard to go into great detail on in this short guide but belonging to a gym and making a commitment to get fit is a great way to go.  If you can find a workout buddy it's even better.

Others

  • Swimming
  • Boxing workouts - these are great!
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Running
  • Cycling

The point is to simply get moving.  Get an app that buzzes you at intervals throughout your day and move away from the desk on either your smartphone or smartwatch.  Get up and take a short walk, clear your head, and then get back to work.  Simple as that.

Now head on out and get some fitness on,

Jeff