In our daily life we have choices everyday to make when it comes to physical activity. Do you park a little further, and walk to your office? Do you go out walking at lunch time or text on your phone? Do you take the stairs or the elevator? Do you drive to the bus stop or walk to the bus stop with your child?
Being physical daily can be chore at times. To help you become more active, the National Library of Medicine recommends the following:
- Instead of using the elevator, use the stairs
- walk to a co-worker’s desk or office instead of sending an email or a text
- park farther away in the parking lot to increase the distance you have to walk
- join an exercise group - there is so much variety these days: belly dancing, step classes, spinning classes, bhangra dancing classes etc.
- listen to your favorite artist or watch TV while working out to reduce boredom
- find activities that you can perform indoors when the weather is bad
Source: National Library of Medicine, October 2017