Are you too busy to remain healthy? Here are some tips that helped my patients. – Dr. Chalmers

People don’t work out because they need more time or familiarity with exercise to go to the gym and work out. For a lot of people, that may be partially true.

However, you don’t have to go to the gym to work out; you have to move. I had a doc that worked in the ER of a hospital and worked long shifts. He couldn’t take off for 2 hours to drive to the gym, work out, shower, then drive back to the hospital during his shift, so we made a unique workout for him.

Using a pedometer and step counter, we measured a path through the parking garage and back down the stairs. He would walk this path several times during his shift whenever it became slow, and he got 15000 extra steps per shift.

Some of these, as I mentioned, were stairs. This helped him lose some weight and kept him from snacking, but the increase in energy and muscle tone was significant. The entire path took him about 15 minutes to complete and significantly changed his health outlook.

You can have a gym or take small amounts of time at a time. You have to get out and move. Find a place you can climb stairs or go for a walk, and you can start to change your health. Lots of people get treadmills and then never run on them because running sucks for most people.


If you get a treadmill and watch TV while you walk, you can get a good amount of work done for your health, and it isn’t nearly as hard as you think. If you can find a way to get up and move, your body will respond by getting healthier, so find a way just to get up and move.


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Dr. Matt Chalmers

Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only. Before taking any action based on this information you should first consult with your physician or health care provider. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions regarding a medical condition, your health, or wellness.

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