Sneaky Exercise

“Getting exercise” isn’t all about getting to the gym every morning at 6am. Sure, a regularly scheduled (and attended) workout is important, but it’s also about what you’re doing the rest of the day. Here’s a quick list of “sneaky” ways to get a little more exercise into your day:
  • Park at the back of the parking lot
  • Ride your bike or walk to work (if possible)
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator
  • Walk on your lunch break
  • “Deskercise” - why not add a few push-ups or squats in every now and then? Fell silly? Close your door.
  • Have in-person conversations with co-workers rather than rely on email
  • Convert “happy hour” to “hiking hour”
  • Take the dog for a walk - it’ll do both of you some good
  • Clean the house
  • Stretch while you watch TV
  • Take a “fun” class like yoga or hip hop
  • Play outside with your kids
  • Switch out your chair for a stability ball - it will encourage you to engage your core instead of slumping at your desk
  • Take all calls standing up
  • Hand-wash dishes
Leading a healthy lifestyle is all about how you incorporate healthy habits into your everyday flow. So get out there and move a little! And then move a little more!