How to Be More Active

How to Be More Active

How to Be More Active

Everyone wants look good and feel good.  Here are Trainer Scott’s tips on How to Be More Active;

Try sports – sports are a great way to burn some serious calories without even knowing it.  You’ll be so focused on the game, you’ll forget about all that fat you’re burning.

Walk the dog – grab Sparky and hit the street.  The dog is a great distraction compared to walking alone.

Get to the park – get out in the world, see the outdoors, get some fresh air, move around, and burn some calories.

Go to the gym – there are plenty of videos online to show you what to do.  If you still want more guidance, consider getting personal trainer.

Get a fit tracker – Fitbit, Garmin, whichever one you have, use it.  Set goals and achieve them.  Then set new goals and get them too.  Try to walk 10,000 steps in a day.  Then go for 15,000, then 20,000!

Here are some other tips;

  • Do housework yourself instead of hiring someone else to do it.
  • Work in the garden or mow the grass. Using a riding mower doesn’t count! Rake leaves, prune, dig and pick up trash.
  • Go out for a short walk before breakfast, after dinner or both! Start with 5-10 minutes and work up to 30 minutes.
  • Walk or bike to the corner store instead of driving.
  • When walking, pick up the pace from leisurely to brisk. Choose a hilly route. When watching TV, sit up instead of lying on the sofa. Or stretch. Better yet, spend a few minutes pedaling on your stationary bicycle while watching TV. Throw away your video remote control. Instead of asking someone to bring you a drink, get up off the couch and get it yourself.
  • Stand up while talking on the telephone.
  • Walk the dog.
  • Park farther away at the shopping mall and walk the extra distance. Wear your walking shoes and sneak in an extra lap or two around the mall.
  • Stretch to reach items in high places and squat or bend to look at items at floor level.
  • Keep exercise equipment repaired and use it!

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