- Park your car farther away
The more steps you take during the day, the more exercise you’re getting. Apply this same strategy to taking the stairs at work!
- Go Dancing
You’d be surprised how many calories dancing can burn
- Participate in a charity walk or bike ride
There are bound to be several near you and most cater to all levels. Ride with Team Gold’s in the Tour De Cure!
- Play with your kids
Trying to keep up with them is sure to burn calories!
- Take the stairs
If possible, walk up the stairs at work or in your apartment.
- Lift your legs at work
While sitting in your chair at work or at home watching TV, simply raise your legs in front of you and hold for 15-30 seconds at a time.
- Squeeze a stress ball
Buy a stress ball that you can squeeze while you’re at work or watching T.V…it will improve your blood flow, flexibility, burn calories and relieve tension!
- Stretch, do warm-ups, or ride your exercise bike while watching television
- Walk around your office or outside during lunch
- Do some chores
Shoveling snow, working in the garden, raking leaves, sweeping the floor…these kinds of activities may not be ‘vigorous’ exercise, but they can keep you moving while getting your house in order.
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