We ALL have extremely busy schedules. One of the most frequently heard excuse for slacking on exercise and proper nutrition is “I have no time.”
So, for your first 14 day challenge, you are going to try one or more of these tricks to sneak more physical activities into your daily routine. Once you begin practicing them constantly, they will form into habits. The more active you are – the more calories you are burning! So try one or more of these every day for the next two weeks. Good luck! We are rooting for you!
15 Ways to Increase your Physical Activity:
Forget the dishwasher! Wash your dishes by hand.
Use the stairs! Escalators and elevators can malfunction anyway.
Play tag with your child for 30 minutes. You BOTH will get some cardio in and the sunshine will provide some vitamin D.
Walk your dog for an extra 20 minutes. Keep your best friend happy and healthy too.
Park far away from your destination. Walking strengthens your heart and lungs.
Plant a garden. Your home-grown veggies and herbs will be herbicide, pesticide, and GMO free!
Wake up 15 minutes early and stretch. The peacefulness of the morning is very therapeutic.
Do some pee-ups, I mean PUSH UPS every time you finish using the bathroom.
Stuck in traffic? See how long you can contract and squeeze your abs.
Bring your child or a friend/relative’s child to a playground. Run, climb, laugh and swing on those monkey bars.
Consider biking or walking to work. If your commute is too far, take public transportation part of the way. Gas is not cheap, and you are helping your planet by decreasing fumes and pollution, not to mention YOURSELF!
Enroll in a fitness class. Dedicate an hour to yourself and your health.
Save money on the dry cleaners and fold the laundry yourself!
Choose an easy-to-do exercise and reserve 10 minutes before bedtime to do a few sets. Some suggestions: floor crunches, squats, glute bridges, planks, and wall sits.
Leave work at lunchtime and walk to a nearby cafe. Order yourself a green tea and take 15 minutes to unwind.