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Get Fit With a Long Commute

by Monica Nash 08/22/2019

A commuter is someone who regularly travels from one place to another because of work. Commuters spend a lot of hours per day to get to work daily which may require a lot of sitting or driving in a bus/car. When they get to work, they still must sit for hours in the office and then drive back home while sitting in a bus/car. During this long commute, getting fit through exercising every day for at least 30 minutes might not be possible.

To get fit, you must change your routine. For example, if you're always sitting on a bus or train to get to work, and then sit all day at work, you might need some ideas about adding a fitness routine into your commute.

To improve fitness while you commute, instead of always sitting to get to work, you can decide to stand for at least 10-15 minutes to strengthen your muscles. Alternating sitting and standing burns calories, strengthens your core, and reduces back pain.

Also, if you are riding a car to work every day, it requires a lot of sitting which can cause neck pain and backache. To work out while driving, you can stretch during slow traffic or when there is a red light. Better still, you can simply park your car and take 10-15 minutes break while stretching yourself before you continue your drive.

For more ways to add exercise into our commute consider these: 

  • Get a bike: To improve strength you might need to buy a bike and ride it to work instead of taking the bus. If your commute is very far, you can ride the bike for at least 20-30 minutes and then take a bus at the next available bus stop. Make sure that you wear a helmet and jacket when commuting via bicycle and when you get to work you can change to your office clothes.
  • Park a bit farther from your workplace: When commuting by car, to increase fitness, park your car a distance from your office. Then, walk to your workplace. Your muscles will be active, and you’ll gain energy when you do this every day.
  • Don't use the elevator: Decide to take the stairs to your office. If your office is on the 4th floor, you can take the stairs to the 1st or 2nd floor and then use the elevator for the rest to reduce the risk of knee pain. Practice this every day, and you will become fit more quickly.
  • Breathe In and Out: For sitting commuters to get exercise, try breathing in and out slowly for at least two to three minutes. The aim of this exercise is to reduce stress and make you relax.

A long commute doesn’t mean you can’t get in some exercise, but if you’d rather live closer to work, talk to a real estate agent about reducing your commute.

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Monica Nash

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Love, enthusiasm and passion in all that she does. That is a good description of the "secret" of Monica's success. Serving people is something she truly enjoys and listening carefully to each of her client's needs, getting to know them and understanding what is most important motivates her to turn their real estate goals into reality. Her highly skilled level of "Hand Holding" you throughout the process. Whether buying, selling, relocation or leasing, it is her goal to make real estate transactions flow as smoothly as possible. She enjoys helping people achieve their dreams and welcomes the opportunity to be of service to you.

Monica's real estate career is complemented by an extensive background in developing, marketing, graphic design, operations and management. Accompanied with 20 years of design and construction knowledge she has acquired working with her husband, John Nash, who has created and managed world class architectural projects throughout Southern California, including the extraordinary Del Mar Plaza. Her experience has made her extremely organized and technologically savvy. She is an expert in social media and is constantly educating herself to keep up to date with trends and cutting-edge tools in order to effectively market your home and insure it has the furthest reach.

Most importantly, Monica is driven by the relationships she has with her clients. Their needs are her first and top priority and she prides herself in being open and available to answer questions. She operates with a high degree of professionalism and honesty to give them give them a smooth and positive experience. Additionally, Monica has a background in leadership with numerous philanthropic, educational, and community organizations, thus creating an ability to connect with people and build meaningful, trust-based relationships.

Active in the community she serves and loves, Monica supports the San Diego Center for Children, and is the creator/organizer of the annual Santa visit and "Light Up a Life" event every December at Del Mar Plaza for fundraising and gifts for underprivileged children. She also is an ongoing donor to Giveback Homes, a community of real estate professionals committed to creating social change by helping build homes for deserving families around the world.
Thanks to Monica's superior real estate knowledge, willingness to help clients and colleagues alike, amazing positive attitude and outstanding relationship skills, she has received the 2016 REALTOR® of the Year Award from the Woman's Council of REALTORS® She is one of Berkshire Hathaway's 50 Top Producing agents San Diego County Agents for 2018 transactions. Monica's passion for delivering great results for buyers and sellers has additionally earned her numerous sales and production awards from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.
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• 2019 President, Women's Council of Realtors | San Diego County
• 2018 President-Elect Women's Council of Realtors | WCR
• 2018 President's Circle Award Winner | Platinum | Berkshire Hathaway
• 2018 5 Year Legend | Berkshire Hathaway• 2017 President's Circle Award Winner
• 2016 REALTOR OF THE YEAR Women's Council of Realtors
• BHHS Top 50 Producing Agents San Diego County 2016
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