10 Ways to be Physically Active Today

Posted on: December 29, 2016

How many of these ideas can you incorporate into your daily routine? What other ways can you think of to add physical activity to your day?

  1. Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  2. Park farther away from the door in parking lots at work, school, church, stores and the Y
  3. Walk during lunchtime or breaks at work or school
  4. Take your dog or children to a park and play active games like tag or Frisbee
  5. Go to a local school track and walk around it four times (one mile)
  6. Join a neighborhood sports team (basketball, softball, etc.)
  7. Buy a pedometer, wear it every day and try to walk 10,000 steps (five miles) a day. Have a competition with a friend, co-workers, family members to see who can walk the farthest each day
  8. Walk around your community instead of driving or take the bus
  9. Do stretching exercises while watching TV
  10. For every half hour of TV you watch, get up and be active for 15 minutes
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