It’s time for another Change It Up where I suggest an ultra simple tip to help you become fitter and healthier in your everyday lives.
Let’s be honest the convenience of our daily lives has helped make even the most fitness driven person lazy. We use remotes for everything, drive everywhere instead of walking and look for the easiest way to get all our tasks done. But by going back to basics you can significantly improve your fitness OUTSIDE of the gym. While these suggestions may seem small and of little consequence, these small little changes can have a big effect over time…
Walk This Way! I’m sure you’ve seen the person at the mall or grocery store that drives around forever looking for a spot close to the entrance to become available? Are you that person yourself? How about at the gym? You go to the gym to get in shape, yet walking extra distance from the parking lot is too much work! How silly is that? So why don’t you pledge that from now on you’ll park on the far side of a parking lot and walk each time?
Take The Stairs Walking stairs is hard work and if you’ve got 5 or more stories to climb, you can actually get a great workout in! In fact why not walk up and down a few times before getting to where you’re going? I actually run stairs, 2 at a time, sometimes 3, in singles, sideways and if I’m especially focused – backwards! It’s great for the legs and glutes plus it’s a bit of cardio.
Grab A Basket OK please tell me you’re NOT the person in the food market pushing a shopping cart with just a few items inside! Please give me a break. I always grab a basket (or two) and carry everything I need around with me. It actually mimics a great exercise called the farmers walk. Using a basket works your grip, shoulders and upper back. So please only use a cart if you REALLY need one.
So what are you waiting for… remember it’s small changes that can yield BIG results!
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