What if I don’t feel like exercising today?

Here are a number of things you can do which will already increase your daily exercise.

  • Walk around while you talk on the phone.
  • Play with the kids.
  • Get up to change the TV channel instead of using the remote control.
  • Clean the house.
  • Work in the garden or rake leaves.
  • Take the dog for a walk.
  • Stretch out your chores. For example, make two trips to take the laundry downstairs instead of one.
  • Park at the far end of the shopping center parking lot and walk to the store.
  • At the grocery store, walk down every aisle.
  • At work, walk over to see a co-worker instead of calling or emailing.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Stretch or walk around instead of taking a coffee break and eating.
  • During your lunch break, walk to the post office or do other errands.