Keeping active to improve fitness

Easy ways to live actively

It’s summer so it should be even easier to live actively!

If you haven’t been active for a while or are easing your way into working out,  try gradually getting into fitness and live actively. First, try new things out in small doses, things that will get your heart beating faster, and you should get at least 30 minutes of activity each day.

You can do some great things that you should keep up even when you work out regularly.

Here are some ways you can live more actively

Please note that these suggestions should supplement your workout. Or if you are just easing your way into working out, these are great things that you should keep doing even once you start working out.

At work or school

Walking outdoors to live actively
  • If possible walk, bike, skateboard or rollerblade to and from work or school.
  • Do some stretches or simple exercises while waiting for the bus or other transportation, if you feel comfortable doing it in front of others, or when there’s nobody around.
  • During breaks take some time to stretch, walk around or take the stairs, especially if you’re at a desk for long periods.
  • Make sure you stand up to get your circulation going if you’ve been sitting for a while.

During downtime or when you’re off

  • Walk, run, or climb stairs.
  • Bowl, play mini-golf or play active video games (dance, sports, etc.)
  • Take a self-defense class.
  • Go out to dance or do it at home.

At home

Yoga at home to help live actively
  • If you live in a house: shovel your driveway, mow your lawn or rake your leaves.
  • If you live in an apartment or condo: take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • If you have a car: hand-wash it.
  • Use down time as active time. Stretch or do simple exercises while you’re watching TV or a movie.
  • Clean. You are constantly moving and working different parts of your body when you vacuum, dust, do laundry or wash the dishes.
  • Plant a vegetable or herb garden in your backyard or on your balcony (if you’re allowed). If you have neither, herb gardens can also be grown indoors by the window.

These are some of my tips to try to get yourself moving regularly. For some tips on how to have some fun while keeping fit, my article Take getting fit to the fun zone has some ideas.

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      Thanks so much! Have a nice day!


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      Thanks so much for sharing!

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      It does for me too. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great day!

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      Thanks kindly!

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      Thanks so much for your comment!

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      Thank you very much!

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      Thank you very much! Have a great night Michelle!

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      Thanks for your comment! I’m glad the post was timely!

  1. These are great tips. I agree about at least 30 minutes of being active each day is important

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      Thank you very much! And thanks for sharing as well. Have a great day!

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      Thank you very much Susie! You motivate me to get in the gym more often. Thanks for your posts!

      1. I love writing them. Inspired 2 people today at 2 different gyms.

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