A common complaint doctors hear from patients is that they simply don’t have enough time to exercise or take better care of themselves. No time to cook, watch that yoga DVD, or take that spin class.
It doesn’t have to be that complicated.
Sure, great. But I don’t have time to exercise.
What if you do, but aren’t aware of it? The trick is to take advantage of the cumulative nature of exercise. You don’t have to dedicate big blocks of time to get more exercise. Even a few minutes sprinkled throughout your day can add up to substantial activity over the course of a month, a year, a decade.
My reminder on this Monday is to make – not find – ways to add activity to your day.
Some ideas to get you started: Park further away, take stairs instead of elevators, start every break with a walk, set a desk timer to stand and stretch every 45 minutes. Helen Ryan shared how she does this throughout her work day.
What are some other creative ways you’ve added extra activity into your day? Share in the comments.