It is not always about the big things but the smaller things that add up to overall better health and wellness. We all have ways that we can tweak our everyday lives to add in these small tasks that elevate our lives. Accidental exercise is one of those great additions. You can make a few small ripples that can make a massive shift in your lifestyle.
Today we are going to focus on these ideas that alter and brighten our day one step at a time.
Working core muscles more throughout the day can greatly improve your posture. Sit on an exercise ball instead of a chair. This requires you to engage your core to keep you balanced.
Park at the back of the parking lot so that you have to walk farther.
When at the grocery store, carry your items out of the store instead of using the cart.
Giving your home a good scrub is a great form of exercise. It keeps you moving to support your muscles and mobility.
Place your remote near the tv. This will force you to get up and move every time you want to change the channel.
Take a 10 minute walk while on your lunch break. This is especially helpful if you've been sitting at a computer all morning.
While at work, get up and move around every 30 minutes.
Use any down time to your advantage. Maybe you have to wait for the copy machine or maybe you have been put on hold on the phone. Use this time to: -walk around -do wall push up's -do a few squats -do some light stretching
It has been reported that if physical exercise was increased by 25% that it would prevent over 1.3 million deaths. Exercise is great for many purposes and can help:
Increase mood & mental health
Increase energy & alertness
Improve blood pressure, cholesterol & heart health
Increased strength of immune system
Improved memory & learning
Improved muscular strength and tone
Healthier body weight
Improved bone health and strength
Decreased risk of stroke, diabetes, cancer & heart attacks
Prevention of back pain
So much more
There are many ways to include small increments of exercise to your day. Staying active is a crucial component to good health. Accidental exercise can be intentional and helpful for your overall health and well-being.