Set your alarm clock for sunrise to get a head start on the day allowing plenty of time for getting active. Exercise first thing in the morning leaves no room for excuses later. Even 15 minutes jogging around the block or doing jump rope at home is enough to make you feel good.
If the weather is cold or wet out, do a workout inside your own home: yoga, fitness videos, you-tube clips, jump rope, stretches, sit ups, lunges, squats, weights, star jumps, or jogging on the spot… get creative and just move! Indoor gyms, fitness classes, group sports and swimming are good options during winter.
Find a friend who is happy to get active with you, that way you have an accountability partner. Personal trainers, gyms and other fitness memberships are also good for this reason, however they are more expensive (look for special offers such as holiday or seasonal promotions, and discounts online).
Get a dog... they need to be walked therefore you have to get active.
Play with your kids: go to the park, kick a ball around, play tag, swim in the pool, dance or ride bikes… the list is endless. Each little bit of movement adds up in favor of your health.
Clean the house, do some gardening, go for a brisk walk with the stroller or dog, park your car further away from work, or take the stairs… even the most simple everyday tasks can be an opportunity to get your heart rate up a little.
Monitor how many steps you take each day with a pedometer. It’s fun to get a little competitive with yourself, your family members, friends or colleges.
On your weekend plan active dates with your partner… go paddle boarding together, roller-skate, ride bikes, go hiking, rent a kayak, explore the city on foot, or go to a salsa dancing class… try something new!
Sign up for group sports such as tennis, soccer or basketball… anything that makes you run around, break a sweat, get the heart pumping and releases excess energy.
“Fit is not a destination, it’s a way of life!”
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