1. Do all your own.
Clean the house, mow the lawn, rake leaves, and wash your car by hand. Reaching, twisting, stretching, lifting- it’s all a calorie burn.
2. Get up often from your desk.
Move more at work by standing during meetings or holding a meeting while walking. When time permits, deliver your message in person, not via e-mail. “Get up and go”.
3. Find a new chair.
Swap your new chair for stability ball to help build strength in your core muscles.
4. Start your day with a quick walk around the block.
Nothing intense, nothing long- just a brisk walk to get you going. Leave your walking shoes by the door before bed so you will be able to ready.
5. Set an alarm.
Whether you are working or browsing websites set an alarm on your computer or tablet for every 50 minutes. You should not be sitting for more than 60 minutes at a time. When the alarm goes off, get up, stretch and walk around for a few minute.
6. Sit and stretch.
Do a lower body yoga position to build leg strength. Sit on a couch or chair with your feet flat on the floor. Cross your right leg over your left, resting your right foot behind the left calf. Hold for 10-15 seconds and repeat several times on each leg.
7. Don’t waste commercial time.
While watching TV, get up and do a minute of jumping jacks or a minute of knee raises every time a commercial comes on.