Sunday, July 18, 2010

Every little bit helps!

Moving your body burns calories....and every single movement counts and adds up over the course of day! What a bonus! :) A few extra minutes of activity here and there make a difference and get you that much closer to the new, healthier you!

Studies have shown that several shorter bursts of activity a day can be equal to one longer workout!

Make it your goal every day to look for and take advantage of all the opportunities to add more activity in your day.

-Park in the furthest spot out in the parking lot.
-Take your laundry up or down the stairs one load at a time.
-Use the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
-Take a few laps inside the mall before shopping (and ALWAYS avoid the food court!)
-Walk up and down your street once before retrieving your mail.
-Do 25 crunches (or push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, squats, etc) before every meal.
-Play on the playground with your kids instead of watching from a bench.
-Mow your lawn. Then mow your neighbor's lawn.
-Walk to as many of your errands as possible...if it's not within walking distance, then drive but park further away from your destination and walk the remainder of the way.
-Do a few assisted push-ups off your bathroom counter while you get ready in the morning or before you brush your teeth at night.

The opportunities to move more are limitless! So get moving!

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