SNEAKY WAYS TO GET YOUR EXERCISE DONE

You can be sneaky, right? Well, let’s “sneak” some activity into your day. I know, I’ve heard all your excuses by now, from you and everybody else. “I don’t have time”, “I’ll start next week, month, etc..”, “I don’t have the finances right now”, “I’m tired and can’t get motivated”…

Let’s start with your time problem. We all have the same amount of hours per day and the same amount of days per week. So, why are some of us able to fit our workouts or activity into our days and the rest seem lost? It starts with small changes. You don’t have to get dressed in your best workout clothes, put on your ‘exercise’ shoes and grab your gym bag in order to get the activity that your body requires. It can be as easy as these steps below.

First, just park further away from the entrance to anywhere. Maybe it’s your work office. By simply walking an extra block (which equals to 5 minutes in time) to and from your office each week, you will burn an extra 500 calories! That amounts to 26,000 calories per year….which is almost 8 pounds!

How about adding some short bursts of exercise throughout the day? Try doing jumping jacks during your favorite shows’ commercial breaks. Maybe do some pushups while you wait for the toaster or microwave to heat your food. Brushing your teeth two to three times a day? Add squats while cleaning your teeth!

Snowy or dirty sidewalks? Shovel or sweep them down as often as possible. Offer to help out your neighbors by cleaning their sidewalks too! Think of all the calories that are being burnt up while you work! It doesn’t hurt that the front yard looks amazing each day too.

I know you’ve heard this nugget before, but are you doing it? Always, always choose the stairs instead of elevators and escalators. It only takes maybe 1-2 minutes more in terms of time but the results can turn heads!

Let me know what you have been doing. If you haven’t started yet, let me know what you plan to change this week.

Tomorrow’s post: what are the pros to working out at home versus going to the gym?

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