I am a big fan of incorporating as much physical activity into my day as possible. I am all for taking the stairs over the lift; or getting out and dirty by doing the gardening on a nice sunny day.
This type of exercise is known as incidental exercise – or as I like to think of it, ‘exercise without feeling as though you are exercising’. It is a great way to keep yourself moving and active throughout the day, without scheduling in a workout, or even having changing into workout gear 🙂
Here are some easy ways to do it!
– Find ways in the workplace to keep active. Whether it is doing the coffee runs, offering to run errands, participating in sport lessons (that’s if you are a teacher) or simply just finding a cafe or park that is that little bit further away to enjoy your lunch break.
– Change the way you view house work, gardening or even just taking the bins out! Turn it into an opportunity to get your butt moving and your arms working. It always helps if there is good music to accompany this 🙂
– Take the stress out of finding the closest parking space and park a bit further away than normal. Not only will you get a sneaky walk in, but your stress bank will thank you for it.
– Spend quality time with your family and friends by doing something active and fun together. Whether it is rock climbing, bush walking, getting out in the garden, kicking a ball, throwing a frisbee or skipping a date over coffee to enjoy a chilled out-pilates session (thanks Liv 🙂 )… the options are endless and not only will it bring you closer together; it will benefit your health and fitness too.
And last but not least… Dance your little hearts out. Dancing a great workout and a good way to balance out those few extra drinks 😉
Happy moving peeps!
What is your best way to exercise without feeling as though you are exercising?
*Please note, I am not a personal trainer or a dietician. My blog is based on my own research and my own personal experiences.