3 Ways To Exercise More

It's no secret that we live busy lives where 24 hours a day is never enough time to get things done. While sitting at a desk job for eight or more hours, driving around town running errands and on then crashing on the couch for that well-deserved downtime at the end of the day, don't forget that our bodies need regular physical movement to stay healthy. Working out at the local gym is a great way to get in shape and it's vital to set aside an hour or two each day to exercise but it's equally important to supplement your gym workouts with additional movement throughout the day. Here are a few ideas to help you exercise more throughout the day and keep your fitness goals in check.
21.7%

According to the US Center for Disease Control, percentage of adults who meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity.
Dog walking for better health

#1 Walk with your best friend

It's no secret that dogs love to be outside, so let their love for walks motivate you to get up and get moving. Whether you take your best friend for a walk before or after work (or even better, BOTH), a 15-20 minute walk is a great way to add more movement to your day. And if you don't own a dog? Ask your neighbor or a friend if you can walk their dog a few times a week. They'll appreciate the free dog walks while you get the fun and benefit of extra workouts!
Getting exercise at the office by taking short walks

#2 Take short walks with co-workers

If you work in an office, most of your day is probably spent working at a desk, which means countless hours spent sitting in a cushy chair. Set a specific time each day to get up from the desk, walk around and regenerate yourself. All it takes is 5-10 minutes! If you have a specified time for your taking lunch break, don't spend it surfing the internet or social media apps. Eat and then use the time left to go for a short walk around the building or parking lot. Invite your office buddies along for the walk and make it even more fun!
Taking the stairs to get more exercise.

#3 Take the stairs

Whether you are working in an office building with multiple floors, the stairs are a great way to move more while also toning your leg muscles. Avoid the elevators and opt for the exercise. Take the stairs to use a restroom or water cooler on a different floor. Your body will appreciate it.
In addition to going to the gym, these are just a few quick and simple things you can do to increase your physical exercise throughout the day. Just adding one new activity each week and committing to it as part of your daily routine can have giant health benefits over time. Be sure to consult a personal fitness trainer at Giant Fitness for additional ideas on how to keep your fitness lifestyle on track, both inside and outside of the gym.

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