Don’t have time to exercise? Use these quick tips that will help you move more every day to keep healthy and fit.
To be healthy and fit, you need to move more daily! Whereas for some people, it may not be possible to exercise all days of the week, certain things in their life can help them without hitting the gym. We know you must be wondering what to do to move more when you don’t have time, as you have so much to do in your daily life. But what if we tell you that there’s not just one way but many ways to help you move more in your everyday life?
Whether you are an entrepreneur, doing a job, a working parent, a housewife and have too much on your hands, or anyone who finds it overwhelming to exercise, don’t worry! Read on to find out how you can do it.
How to move more in everyday life?
Here are some easy tricks and tips to help you move more without exercising.
Walk and talk
When talking on the phone, whether it’s a work call or an hour’s call with your best friend, use that time to go outside for the conversation! You might not know how much just half an hour of walking can benefit you. It will help you maintain a healthy weight, strengthen your bones, lower your heart disease risk, reduce stress, increase energy levels, and boost immunity. And the benefits list goes on. So try this simple trick – try walking and talking.
Take the stairs
You might have heard before – take the stairs to stay fit! It’s one of the most effective ways to move more daily. It increases your heart rate and improves overall fitness. So, the next time skip the elevator; instead, take the stairs.
Use your commute as an opportunity to move more
It is best if you commute by car, park a little further away and take a walk to your office. If you are using public transport, consider getting down at least 10-20 minutes from your office to walk that distance. Try to incorporate these little changes into your routine to ensure you are walking more and keeping fit.
Stand up and work
If it’s possible, use a convertible desk at your workplace. Even if not, you can still try to stand and work. Though it is a good practice, too much of anything can harm your health. So, listen to what your body wants and do it accordingly.
Exercise or stretch while watching TV
You can make use of time while watching TV. The next time you watch your favorite show, do some stretches, walk on a treadmill, ride a stationary bike, try some Pilates moves, or do any other physical movement you think works best for you.
Dance your way to fitness
Whenever you get time, like waiting time while cooking, perform your favorite dance move to keep your body moving. One of the best things about dancing is that you will not feel as if you are exercising. So, the next time you think you have been sitting too long and should move, just let loose for a few minutes to get your body moving.
Stretch at your desk
Increasing your daily movements doesn’t mean making big changes to your routine; even little changes here and there can work. Even short bursts of daily exercise can help improve overall health and fitness. For example, stretching at your working desk can also help boost blood circulation and flow. It will also help improve your spine health, flexibility, mobility, and posture.
Now that you know how to move more daily, let’s get MOVING!
About Author: Renu Bakshi, AKA Fitness Buffhq – Best Fitness Guru, is ISSA Certified Elite Trainer. He passed Personal Fitness Trainer Course, Nutrition Health Coach course & Specialist Exercise Therapy course from ISSA, the USA, obtaining + 97% marks. He shares his experience and knowledge about nutrition and effective workouts to get you in the best shape of your life, no matter how old you may be. The author says: “For me, age is just a number!”