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Keeping a More Active Lifestyle

Monday, September 17, 2012 · 0 comments

Do you want to achieve a healthier lifestyle and a better overall health? Both goals can be realized with physical activity and a healthy diet. The two always go hand in hand when it comes to overall health and fitness. Turn your lifestyle into an active one by allotting at least 30 minutes of your day to moderate physical activity. For people who have been inactive for so long, 30 minutes of physical activity done at one time can be too much. Accumulating activity can be a great alternative to achieving your 30 minutes of daily physical activity. You can break it up to three 10 minutes of brisk walking throughout the day or choose any activity that you enjoy doing.

Start Today

For a lot of people, finding time for performing physical activity is their greatest hindrance. Other people also consider that their daily chores, such as playing with the kids and housework are already sufficient. Perhaps, you can make physical activity as a time for yourself and as a way for you to relax.

Start by assessing your daily routine. Are you doing enough physical activity every day? If not, think of ways on how you can improve. One good way would be taking active options rather than the inactive ones, like using the stairs instead of the elevator or getting off the bus a stop early and do a brisk walk. These small changes can have significant results in your lifestyle.

If you are having difficulty in how to fit in physical activity to your daily routine, it’s time to sit down and set priorities. Examine your schedule and see if you are spending a lot of time doing something that is not one of your priorities. Write down how you would like to spend your day and on a separate paper write down how you are currently spending it. Compare both notes.

Turn a Physical Activity into a Social Event

Remember that exercise does not have to be boring. In fact you can make it into a social event. How about inviting your friends for a long walk or a hike? Your friends might even thank you for the opportunity to exercise. A workout buddy can keep you motivated and it makes exercising a lot more fun.

Another great idea is getting the whole family involved. Physical activities can also be a way for you to spend more time with your family. Spending a day in the park would give way to a lot of physical activities, such as biking, walking, or playing soccer. During summer, children and adults can also enjoy swimming. You can also check out classes offered in your community. You and your kids can enroll in a dance program or any class that involves physical activity.

Vary Your Physical Activities

While there are people who love routine, others easily become bored with the same activities every day. If you are one of the latter, try out new activities from time to time. You can change your routine every week. Maybe, you can do jogging this week and yoga on the following week. The possibilities are endless.

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