Professional Personal Trainers, Physical Therapists and Exercise Physiologists know something you don’t:
Movement = Exercise
Move more every day to look and feel better, and live longer. Here are some simple tips to help you move more during the day:
1: Take it in stages
You don’t need to get all your exercise at once. Ten minute sessions morning, noon, and night can give nearly the same benefit as 30 minutes all at once.
2: Try a pedometer
Step-counters (pedometers) are simple and inexpensive. Check the LYBP store for several low cost, easy to use models. These handy tools also help you keep track of how active you are. Build up to 7,000 steps a day—or more.
3: Sneak in some extra activity. For example:
-Take the stairs. Use the stairs instead of elevators and escalators whenever possible.
-Walk an extra stop. During your bus or subway commute, get off a stop or two earlier and walk the rest of the way.
-Hunt for the farthest parking space. If you drive to work or to run errands, purposely park your car a little farther from your office or the store. It may not seem like much, but over weeks and months, these minutes of exercise add up.
4: Track your activity with an movement log
Monitoring the amount of activity you get each day will help to make you more accountable. Click here to download a free activity log.
5: Tuck your tummy
Consciously keep your tummy tucked in tight during the day. This type of isometric exercise can help tone your core, the muscles that support your spine.