5 Simple Ways to Move More
Are you looking for ways to move more outside of your regular fitness routine? Taking exercise classes and working out is fantastic, but when you are short on time or resources, adding more movement to your daily routine can make a big difference for your health. Here are five simple ways to move more during your daily routine.
Let’s Explore 5 Ways to Move More
1. Park far away
If possible, walk to more of your errands. Depending on where you live, driving or taking public transportation might be your only option, but you can park far away. Examine your routine and see how you can possibly add in more walking to the errands you already do.
2. Take the stairs
Always take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator, if possible. Taking the stairs is a simple way to add in more movement without adding in a lot of time. You might even save time by not waiting for the elevator!
3. Communicate in person
Instead of picking up the phone or emailing a colleague, walk down the hallway and speak to them in person. On a phone call with a family member or friend? Instead of sitting and talking, slip on your shoes and head out the door. Those five or ten minute conversations can add up to serious movement throughout your day.
4. Make changes at work
If your work environment is open to ideas, suggest walking meetings instead of sitting in a conference room. Changing up the actual pace of the meeting might mean more alert colleagues and increased creativity.
5. Schedule a movement date
Already have a standing coffee date with a friend? Once a month, why not make it a walking date instead. Or switch out movie night with your significant other for a hike, walk in the park or dance class.
Adding small movement breaks to your day can add a major contribution to your health. KareBoost Health is here to support you on your journey towards wellness. Come in, take a class or give us a call to find out how we can help you be healthier.
Greg Bing, M.Ed., ACE Certified Trainer, Youth Fitness Specialist
Behavior and Fitness Coach