Walk or bicycle outside, and all of these are great ways to stay active. When you have a break in your work or school day, get outside for 10 to 15 minutes and go for a brisk walk in the fresh air. This also helps refresh your mind.
If you have young kids, the outdoors becomes a treasure chest of options for activities. With your kids, you can join in a game of tag, go swimming, hit the local bike trail and run through the sprinklers. By staying active, you can keep up with the kids again.
When the weather is questionable, bring your activities inside. Vacuuming, cleaning the windows, preparing a meal and mopping the floor are ways to burn a few calories while getting things done around the house. Turn on some music and do these household chores with a little more pep in your step to burn a few extra calories.
You can also work in basic exercises such as squats, crunches and push-ups at home in the living room (only if you are stretching daily).
Working Fitness Into Your Daily Activities
When you’re sitting at your desk in class or at work, flex and tighten your abs, buttocks, hamstrings or quadriceps and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat. When you start to get tired in the afternoon, walk around the office, or take the stairs to fill up your water bottle.
Watching TV? Perfrom your stretches during each commercial break, most commercial’s last about 20 seconds and that is how long you should be holding each of your stretches!