In honor of Earth Day’s 40th anniversary this week, we thought we’d share some double-duty ideas to go green and get fit. Need some ideas for making little changes that make a big difference? We love the suggestions from Fitbitters in the It’s the Little Things Brag Book.
Need something new to get out of a fitness rut? Try one of these earth-friendly ideas.
- Plant a garden: Grow your own local, organic garden – mulch, dig and hoe and burn up to 350 calories an hour.
- Walk (or bike) to work. Give the car a break and arrive at work refreshed and alert. You’ll get about 2,000 steps each mile.
- Work out outdoors. Breathe in the fresh air and combine that walk or jog with some strength training – use a park bench, the steps, or the curb.
- Head to the park and remember what it’s like to be a kid. Swing on the monkey bars (combine with pull-ups for some extra points), race your kids to the tree & back, or play a pick-up game of soccer. (Soccer = appx 400 calories / hour, Running = 600 calories / hour, Strength training = 200 calories / hour)