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You probably already know that physical activity is key to good health, but are you actually integrating movement into your daily routine?

 

Today you’re going to learn seven simple ways to get in more exercise – none of which involve a fancy gym membership, or intimidating, heavy-duty weights.

 

One of the biggest pitfalls related to exercise is feeling like you need to commit to an intense two-hour routine. When you fail to do this, you do nothing instead of moving your body for even five minutes.

 

The endorphin rush after a good sweat session has the ability to lift your spirits throughout the day, positively influence the way you interact with others, and even help you sleep better at night.

 

The secret not many people realize? Even a quick 30 minute workout has huge benefits, so don’t get tripped up in the all-or-nothing mentality – just get moving!

 

Here are seven simple ways to squeeze in some movement when you don’t have time for a full-blown workout:

 

  1. Ride your bike or walk to work (or while doing errands).
  2. Do some household chores.
  3. Tend your garden.
  4. Walk around the office on your lunch break.
  5. Skip the elevator and take the stairs.
  6. Go on an after-dinner walk.
  7. Do leg lifts, jumping jacks and crunches while watching TV.

 

All of these are simple and easy ways to get the body moving.  The key here is to simplify your idea of exercise and just move your body in a way that feels great to you. It’s even better if a friend or loved one wants to do it with you. That way, you can motivate each other and hold each other accountable.

 

Let’s demystify working out this week and just get the body moving!

 

How will you move in a way that’s simple and doable for you day this week??

 

Health & Happiness,

Jen