Many of us think about how much better we would look if we had a better physique. We are all aware the benefits of having a better physique, but very few are actually willing to put the time and effort in the gym to gain the body of our dreams. Luckily for you, there a many ways to achieve a better physique by slightly adjusting our daily habits to squeeze exercise into our normal routine, ultimately making you fitter and helping you lose weight without too much extra effort. Here are five ways to slightly adjust your daily habits to improve your overall health and fitness.
Parking Your Car – Park a little bit further away from the office or shop when parking in a car park to gain those vital extra steps on your pedometer. Everybody knows they should be doing this more often, but we are always in such a rush that we will instinctively find the closest parking space available and miss out on the additional benefits of those extra few steps. We should average 10,000 steps per day, do achieve this each day?
Spring Cleaning – Cleaning your house has more benefits than just exercise alone, it will also make you and your family more comfortable and reduce stress around the house. Reaching up higher and down low to clean tight corners will also give you mini workouts and tone your muscles. Putting the music on will help motivate you whilst carrying out the cleaning.
Spend More Time With Your Children – Instead of watching TV for hours on end, exchange a couple of those hours for time with your children. Walk to the park and push them on the swings, seesaw or kick a football around – remember these steps will help towards achieving your 10,000 steps per day, but your children will also gain the benefits from the visit to the park, physically and emotionally. Whilst in the park with your children, you may also meet parents that could become new friends, but you will also teach your children to keep active at an early age which is vitally important.
Take The Stairs – Use the stairs wherever possible as opposed to the elevator, the elevator may be an easier option, but it usually isn’t the quicker choice. This is a small change that we can all benefit from. Climbing stairs is a great form of exercise.
Visit Work Colleagues Instead of Calling – Instead of phoning your colleagues on the other side of the office, or the next floor up, get off your butt and walk over to them, again helping you towards your 10,000 steps goal – it all adds up!