For today's Tuesday's Tip, let's talk Easy Ways to Be Active Everyday.
Exercise is very important for a healthy heart. It helps in weight loss, reduces blood pressure and bad cholesterol, and relieves stress. Obviously, I'm a runner and that's my go-to exercise of choice, but let's face it. We all get busy at times, and sometimes we just can't squeeze in a run or a workout.
But you know what? You're probably still getting some exercise and doing what you can, when you can totally counts!
Housecleaning. You can easily work up a sweat just cleaning around the house. Using a little elbow grease can be a great arm workout. Oh yeah, and if you listen to some music while you're cleaning, you might add in a few little dance steps. Besides, let's be honest, cleaning is just more fun when you're jamming to your favorite tunes.
Hey! Do you remember when I reviewed Koss Headphones back in December? How perfect for when you're cleaning the house! Have you heard? They are currently on sale at Walgreen's for only $19.99! Woot!! I may have to get another pair of FitClips, because I love them soooo much.
Shopping. I've said it many times maybe not on the blog, but I really believe that if you can walk around shopping for several hours, you can run a 5k. Shopping can be fun, but it can also be exhausting. I know I'm usually ready for a nap when we I get home from a shopping trip.
Playing with your kids. Instead of just taking them to the park, play with them while you're there. Run around and HAVE FUN. It encourages both you and your kids to be more active. I don't have any kids myself, but I do have a dog. Kinda the same thing. LOL. If you have a dog, try taking longer walks instead of just a quick jaunt to go potty.
You can kick it up a notch, with these simple ideas:
- Incorporate some squats while doing the dishes
- Do some biceps curls whenever you grab cans off the shelves
- Add in some lunges while you're walking the dog or playing with your kids
So, if you've skipped a workout because you had to go shopping or clean the bathroom, don't worry. You still got in some exercise. And we all know that a little is better than none at all.
What's your favorite way to be active in the everyday?