Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: 7 Ways To Add A Little Exercise To Your Day
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7 Ways To Add A Little Exercise To Your Day

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Hello lovelies!  As you all know I link up with Katie Did What every Thursday for a little health and fitness session, which has helped me focus on my healthy lifestyle even moreso than before (Thanks Katie!).  Last week’s post (here) was all about mental health and how keeping a positive and happy attitude/aura is also something that can keep you healthy.  Today I wanted to talk a little bit about the little things that can keep you active during the day.  They are some of the simplest things you can do that will keep you moving, and if you work a “9-5” it will keep you awake.

1.  Park far away.

If you are injured this obviously doesn’t pertain to you, but for the rest of us, park far away.  I started doing this mainly because I saw someone hit my car with their door (this is why we can’t have nice things) and so I decided I would park farther away than usual.  Then I started thinking about how many more steps I’m adding to my day, meaning more movement for me.  I sit at my cubicle from 8:30-5:30 every day so any extra movement is a great thing for me.

2.  Take the stairs.

I rarely ever take the elevator unless the person I’m with does.  I work on the second floor of my building and I always take the stairs whether I’m going downstairs or upstairs.  I think it’s also because I really don’t like taking the elevator, am I the only one who’s equilibrium gets thrown off?

3.  Walk if the distance is short. 

The other day I went to the city and my friend and I walked 8 miles all day instead of taking a cab everywhere.  The upside to this is not only are you working out (for some reason my WHOLE body was sore the next day) but you are saving money on cab fare and public transportation, pretty much it's a win win situation.  If you can walk even if it’s just a little extra distance, do it.  You can even walk during your lunch break if you have the capability of doing so, meaning if you have an area around your building, and the weather is decent.

4.  If you can, play with your kids instead of parking them in front of the TV or computer.  They could use the exercise too.

I don’t have kids, nor will I have them for a while so I’m not sure what the protocol is nowadays or how moms even have time because in today’s world a lot of moms are working but I know when I was younger when I was home with my mom I rarely ever watched TV unless it was a movie when there was free time and even then I watched the same movie over and over again, ok way to go off topic.  ANYWAY, I remember my mom always going outside with me, whether it be for a walk to get some fresh air for both of us or just going in the backyard.  I know everyone’s situation is different, but if you can find time, go play with your kids outside.  Teach them how to play soccer (I will when I’m a mommy) or something.

5.  Drink lots of water.

It flushes out your system which causes you to have to get up and move to go to the bathroom.

6.  Brings me to this one, go to the bathroom on a different floor.

If you work in a building with multiple floors (like mine) take the extra walk to go to a different bathroom on a different floor.  You never know you might make a new friend walking to a different department, plus it might keep you sane because you’re taking a field trip OUT of your department.

7.  And this brings me to my final one and favorite; office workouts.


Bonus: Grocery bag lifting!

Ok, so I have a bonus one that is just showing my pure laziness of NOT wanting to go out to the car multiple times.  I take as many groceries/bags as I possibly can.  Hey at least it’s a work out for my arms!


**Please note, I am not a licensed trainer, nor do I claim to know about health and fitness.  I am not a licensed nutritionist.  These are things that I do and in my opinion work for me, I do not know if they are harmful.

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  2. Great post girl! All are wonderful and EASY ways to add physical activity to your day. :)



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