The top 3 health concerns that people face today are sometimes preventable with a balanced diet and regular exercise: Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, and Diabetes.
Some of the benefits of making exercise part of your day include:
- Waking up in the morning feeling refreshed.
- Having energy left at the end of the day.
- Feeling more optimistic about recreation.
- Sleeping more soundly at night.
Here are some easy ways to incorporate Fitness into your daily life.
Just as ergonomic experts recommend that office workers take their eyes off their computer screen every hour or so, fitness experts are advocating getting up from your chair and taking a brisk walk up and down the stairs.
When you feel the need to take a break, offer to pick up supplies for your colleagues, take the mail downstairs instead of waiting for the trolley, or think of something you could put in your car instead of waiting until 5 pm. That way, you force yourself to get up from your seat and walk for a few minutes.
On the weekends when you join the family in their activities, try to integrate exercise into these activities: if the kids are into cycling, join them for bike rides. Are they off to their swimming lessons or skating lessons? See if you can sign up in the adult’s section, or take a walk outside the recreational center while waiting for them.
Chores Are Workouts!
Take a breather from your hectic schedule and devote some down time to tending to your lawn, trimming your rose bushes, scrubbing the kitchen and bathroom floors, etc.
Walk, Don’t Drive!
Park your car far away so you can walk to the front door of the office, to the entrance of the mall, to the doctor’s office and to the post office. Just start by incorporating 10-20 minutes of movement a day that you wouldn’t normally do and watch your health increase! Remember, a walk or kicking a ball is exercise too!
Would you like some guidance and support through your fitness journey at home? Or need some motivation to get moving? Join the 7 Day Movement Challenge below.