Medical Weight Loss Clinic of Tri-State Blog


December 16th, 2013 by

If you think a gym workout offers your only regular chance to exercise, you need to explore the everyday opportunities to sneak more physical activity into your life. Try to incorporate even a few ideas into your daily or weekly schedule to boost your activity level.

  1. Go for a family walk after dinner.
  2. Whenever you drive, park your car as far away from the entrance as possible.
  3. Play with your kids in the backyard—shoot some hoops, play catch with a football, toss a Frisbee or even play tag.
  4. Record a yoga or other exercise program on TV, then participate in the comfort of your own home at a time that is convenient for you.
  5. Put on some after-dinner music and dance.
  6. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  7. Get a pedometer to track the number of steps you take each day. Set a goal to slowly increase your number of daily steps.
  8. Make an “activity date” with your family or friends once a week to do something fun and active together, such as ice skating, swimming, or cycling. Regularly rotate the activities.
  9. Pick up the pace around the house and in the yard as you vacuum, dust, rake and do other household chores.
  10. Plant a garden and regularly weed, fertilize and prune it.
  11. If you’ve got a dog, take him for a nightly walk. If you don’t own a dog, offer to walk your neighbor’s dog a few times a week.
  12. Ask your spouse or a neighborhood buddy to walk with you a few mornings each week before work.

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