You get it, we get it ─ movement is a super vital aspect of health. But sometimes life....just gets in the way, and it can feel overwhelming to attempt to carve extra time out for a workout. So, we’ve gathered up some ideas to get you moving more during everyday life, without having to block more time out of your busy schedule!
Take the Stairs: we start off with an oldie but goodie. This simple habit change elevates your heart rate, tones your legs, and improves strength and balance.
Walking Meetings: now that many of us are working hybrid, whether your home or in the office, why not schedule a walk during one call a day. Exercise can boost creativity and increase blood flow to the brain, so this tip is especially helpful for chats that require some mental clarity.
Sit on an Exercise Ball: swap out the traditional office chair for a stability ball. It can also activate your core stabilizers for a slight burn throughout the day.
Work out While Watching TV: include walking on a treadmill, cycling, doing some stretches, trying some Pilates moves, or incorporate an exercise you think works best for you while watching your favourite show.
Transform Your Commute: consider changing up the way you get around to and from work. If you take public transport, get off at least 10-20 minutes away from your office to walk that distance. If you travel by car, park a little further away and take a walk to your office. Don't take the elevator, take the stairs in your office. Try to incorporate little changes in your life to ensure you are walking more and keeping fit.
Stand up and work: if it's possible to snag a convertible desk at your workplace, you are sorted! If not, you can still stand and work. Listen to what your body wants and do it accordingly.
Stretch at your desk: increasing your everyday movement doesn't have to include making significant changes to your routine, even little changes can work. Did you know that even short bursts of exercise a day can help improve overall health? Stretching at your desk can also help improve blood flow and circulation. It will also help boost spine health and overall flexibility.
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