TIPS TO FIT FITNESS INTO YOUR DAY!

TIPS TO FIT FITNESS INTO YOUR DAY!

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Do you find it challenging to find time to exercise? Many believe that exercise has to look like something from a celebrity workout video or last for 60 minutes in order for it to make a difference. The reality is that any time you move your body it counts as physical activity. If you have a crazy schedule, appreciate that integrating these quick little bursts of physical activity into your day will make a difference:

 

  • Park in the farthest spot in the parking lot and walk (or park farther than you usually do)
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator
  • Take a 10-minute walk on your lunch break or during a rest period
  • Walk or bike to work, or drive halfway to work and walk or bike the rest of the way
  • Walk or bike to the store for light groceries or to a friend’s house
  • Take a stretch break every 1-2 hours to get your blood circulating and more oxygen to your brain
  • Walk around the perimeter of the field/court/arena while your child is at a sports practice
  • Walk over to a coworker’s office instead of calling, texting, or emailing to ask a question
  • Initiate walking meetings at work when meeting with two or three people
  • Walk around the block after dinner
  • When watching a television program do strength-building activities during commercial breaks or every 10 minutes (push-ups, crunches, planks or bridges)
  • Clean the house or car
  • Turn on some music and dance