Get Good Physical Movement Each Day
Exercise and getting your heart pumping is important when it comes to your physical health.
How often are you in the habit and good practice getting in movement, and is it something you enjoy?
If you only get to the gym or do a home workout 1-2 days a week, you know it’s time to add a little more movement. It doesn’t need to be anything intense but find more ways to move your body every day.
Making time for regular exercise is probably best in the long run, and even small changes to your daily activity levels will make a difference. There are things you can do that won't interfere with your schedule and can easily be added to your regular routine.
Check out these healthy habits to get you moving more.
Take the Stairs
We use this idea as often as possible and you've probably heard this one before, and that's because it is a wonderful practice to implement for your good physical movement.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible.
These extra steps and the practice of moving the body throughout your day add up.
It doesn't take much longer to walk up the stairs, and the benefits you get is well worth it.
Starting out can be a challenge if you've been sedentary for a while, so do leave some extra time and go slow.
Soon, you'll start to notice that taking the stairs requires less effort.
Park Far Away
Another idea that works for adding more physical activity to your day is to park far away from buildings entrances.
Choose a spot at the far end of the parking lot and prepare to walk to your destination.
Use this idea at work, the mall, appointments, and anywhere you drive.
The extra steps really do add up and can improve your fitness.
What I like best about this idea is I get more movement in my day and because I am far away from the entrance there are fewer difficulties.
Move While Watching TV
If you're a TV watcher, you've got time for exercise.
In fact, this is one idea I use on a regular basis.
Walking in place or a mini-trampoline (in the winter I used my mini-trampoline to get more movement in my day) while watching your favourite show or podcast will still allow you to follow the plot of your favourite shows or add to your learning with that podcast.
A treadmill or stationary bike will work, as well but they do take up a lot of space.
I do weight training and kettlebell training while the TV is as well.
Take a Detour
There are tons of ways you can add extra steps to your day if you get creative and think outside the box.
Just like parking in the far end of the lot requires you to walk further, this same concept works well for indoors, too.
At work, you can take the long walk to the restroom instead of choosing the one closest to your office.
Even heading to the copier on the other side of the building will help.
You probably make lots of short trips that could be lengthened throughout your day.
Pick Up the Pace or Increase Your Distance
Finally, consider moving a little faster or increase your distance.
This small change can really make a positive change for your overall wellbeing.
You don't have to sprint, but a brisk walk helps to push you to new levels in your movement practice.
Give it a try when walking from the car.
You can use this idea when running errands or walking on your lunch break, too.
Simply picking up the pace or going further when you walk is a great way to realize the extra exercise benefits.
Sometimes I add an extra street or block to my morning walk to increase the distance for that day.
See? These simple habits won't really cause you to make any noticeable changes to your daily movement practice.
They are however wonderful ways to get big results when it comes to your fitness level and health.
So, go ahead and begin the practice of getting more movement today.
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