Do you want to get more active but find it difficult to fit it into your hectic schedule? Here are a few simple ways to slot some physical activity into your day.
- Clock up some ‘incidental activity’ time. This includes things like walking around the office, taking the stairs instead of the lift and getting off the couch to change the TV channels instead of using the remote. The more incidental activity you do, the more kilocalories you will burn during the day. Remember – every little bit counts.
- Block out some ‘me’ time. Make a 1-hour appointment with yourself, three to four times a week. And consider this appointment as important as any other work-related appointment or meeting. It’s important not to let other things override your exercise time.
- Think beyond the gym. Playing with the kids in the park or taking the dog for a walk or jog counts as physical activity. If the gym is not your scene, think of what you really like doing and just do it. The most important thing is to move your body, get the heart pumping and have fun while doing it.
- Find an exercise buddy. An exercise buddy can help you get motivated and keep motivated. You will both benefit from the partnership.