Finding time to do a full workout on a daily basis can be tough. Stay in better shape by getting on your feet more often with these simple little life-hacks.
1. Drink Up
Sipping water throughout the day keeps you hydrated and creates mini-breaks. Bathroom stop, anyone?
2. Explore the Building
Walk to the bathroom on the other side of the floor. While you’re up, might as well get in a few extra steps!
3. Park Far Away (Or Get Off Early)
Pick the spot that’s furthest from the building. Don’t drive? Get off the bus or subway one stop early and walk the rest of the way into work.
4. Skip the Lift
Opting to take the stairs, instead of an elevator or escalator, is good for your heart…and legs, lungs, core, etc.!
5. Pump Your Legs
Ride your bike whenever possible. The crisp fall air is perfect for a long journey on two wheels.
6. Work Your Bags
Think of your purse or shopping bag as a dumbbell, and do bicep curls with one arm while walking through the mall. After a few reps, switch sides.
7. Surf Public Transport
When safe and appropriate, try to stand while riding the bus or train. As the the next stop approaches, ground your feet, gently bend your knees, and engage your abs to stay upright in a surfer’s stance.
8. Walk and Talk
Instead of sitting at your desk doodling, get up and stroll around while you chat on the phone.
9. Do a Walking Meeting
Instead of sitting in the conference room, take your next brainstorm session for a spin around the block. Taking in the scenery while engaging in conversation can amp up your inspiration.
10. Squat While You Shop
Turn the grocery store into a gym. Do some calf raises to reach something on the top shelf, and try a few squats or lunges while steering your shopping cart down the aisle. If anyone gives you a strange look, invite them to join.
11. Fit in Coach
You can break a sweat any time, anywhere with Fitbit Coach.
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.