How to exercise every single day
Eat less, exercise more? We have all heard it before, but how does that really look like for you? You all know the importance of physical activity and the benefits, but how are you going to achieve this goal? Forget the gym membership, try these strategies instead to make exercise an easy (and hopefully, fun) daily activity for you. As a mindfulness practitioner and meditation instructor, I usually try to avoid multi-tasking, but here are a few exceptions..
-Walk and talk – having a walking date with a friend, co-worker, boss, or during a phone call. On the same topic of walking, use the stairs instead of using the elevator. Incorporate walking (in the neighborhood or park if that’s an option) as a daily routine for family bonding time. I have a random habit of pacing around while I talk on the phone.
-Practice walking meditation – good for the body and mind.
-Stand while you work. Check out a standing desk or a counter space.
-Do the chair pose while you read.
-Squat when you use the toilet. #bootygoal
-Put the printer in a different room.
-Get a pet, so you’ll have to walk, take care, and play with him/her. There’s nothing wrong with doing lunges/stretches during your walk.
-Use canned goods, backpacks, anything really, as arm weights while you catch up with a show on Netflix or watch a Youtube video.
-Clean. What better way to procrastinate than to squeaky clean your room?
-Squats/leg lifts during toothbrushing.
-Put resistance band around your work chair.
-Chunk the exercises to 5,7, or 10 minutes at a time.
-Set the timer for stretches/exercises every 15-30 minutes.
Remember, it’s just about moving your body. Enjoy!
Which one(s) are you trying today?