Home Make Daily Activities Count for More
At the office
- Do housework yourself instead of hiring someone else to do it.
- Work in the garden or mow the grass.
- Go for a short walk before breakfast or after dinner.
- Walk to the store instead of driving.
- When walking, pick up the pace from leisurely to brisk.
- Pedal a stationary bike as you watch television.
- Get up and get your own drink. Do not ask someone to bring you a drink.
- Stand while talking on the telephone. Move around, if it is a cordless phone.
- Park farther away from the shopping mall or market. Walk the extra distance.
- Stretch to reach items in high places and squat to look at items on the floor.
Stay exercising though life
- Stand or move around while talking on the telephone.
- Walk down the hall to talk to your colleague instead of using the telephone.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Get off the elevator a few floors early and walk up the stairs the remainder of the way.
- Walk while waiting for your taxi or plane.
- Join a sports team.
- Participate in recreational activities at work.
- Join a fitness center near your work place.
- Get off the bus a few blocks away and walk the rest of the way to work or home.
- Walk around the building for a break during work or during lunch.
- Choose activities that are fun, not exhausting.
- Add variety. Try not to rely on one activity, but develop a few that you can enjoy. That way, exercise will never seem boring or routine.
- Find a convenient time and place to exercise.
- Use music to entertain you as you exercise.
- Exercise with a friend.
- Do not overdo exercise.
- Increase duration and intensity of exercise gradually.
- Make your daily life activities count for more.
- Keep a record of your exercise activities.
- Reward yourself at special milestones.