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Subtle Way To Incorporate Exercise Daily
Here are Subtle Way To Incorporate Exercise Daily. The gym or running for miles might not be for everyone and that's ok. You don't need to stress out about not having time to go to the gym. There are simple, conveniant ways to incorporate little changes into you daily lifestyle and start your path to a healthier, happier, you! Shelley Myatt gives us her tips. Subtle Way To Incorporate Exercise Daily:
You can get your daily exercise in all kinds of ways
ONE thing I have found over the years working with people who want to make a health and lifestyle change is that everyone is so individual and what works for one person may not work for someone else.
I work in the fitness industry and I love to exercise and I love to motivate others through my passion for exercise, but there are times when I encounter people who just do not enjoy exercise at all and who find it emotionally challenging to work out.
Usually when this happens we have to find other avenues to make health and fitness changes, because if you are not enjoying it, you are not going to make a commitment to stick to your exercise routine, and in reality making a regular routine is how we make the difference and achieve your goals.
If you are someone who feels this way about exercise then maybe I have the solution for you and you can incorporate your exercise into your everyday activity and life and still achieve your health and fitness goals.
What I'm talking about is increasing and incorporating incidental exercise into your everyday life.
Incidental exercise is any exercise or physical activity that is part of your daily routine.
This can include walking around the supermarket, doing household chores such as vacuuming or even just getting up to change the channel on the television.
Exercise is all about movement, so any form of movement throughout your day will help to yield the results you are looking for.
If you make the effort to think about your movement throughout the day, then anything is possible.
There are many examples of incidental exercise other than what I have mentioned.
Park far away from a store in the parking lot instead of driving around waiting for the closest spot.
After shopping, push your cart all the way back to the front of the store, rather than leaving it in the lot.
Take the time to head outdoors for a walk in your lunch break - you might even find it will give you the time to clear your head ready for a productive afternoon at work.
Practice the three-floor rule - if your destination is three floors or less, take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
If it's more than three floors, get off at least one floor away and take the stairs the rest of the way.
Use a cordless phone and walk while you talk.
If walking the dog is part of your daily routine, add an extra block or a steep hill to your normal route.
When on an outing at the park, shopping mall, soccer game etc, make sure you park an extra block from your destination and walk to your location instead of taking the direct route.
Put extra effort into sweeping, gardening and other chores by adding energetic music - you could even set a time frame to complete your chores. This is almost like doing a workout in the gym except in your backyard and home.
Over the years I have also found that encouraging my clients to buy a pedometer or download an app on your phone for a 10,000 steps program can really get you motivated to keep moving thorough out your day.
Set a length of time you wish to challenge yourself for, four weeks, six weeks or eight weeks.
The longer you do it for the better your results will be.
Aim to do 10,000 steps throughout the day. If you don't achieve it first up, don't beat yourself up - just aim to increase each day's activity until you are do your goal of 10,000 step.
Incorporate these tips in to your day and share with us any tips of your own to share!