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Active at Any Size Day 10: What can I do?

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on August 10, 2012 at 8:00 am

Lifestyle Activities


Lifestyle physical activities do not have to be planned. You can make small changes to make your day more physically active and improve your health. For example:

◆If possible, take 2- to 3-minute walking breaks at work a few times a day.

◆Put away the TV remote control— get up to change the channel.

◆March in place during TV commercials.

◆Stand or walk, rather than sit, while talking on the phone.

◆Play with your family.

Even a shopping trip can be exercise, since it is a chance to walk and carry your bags. In addition, doing chores like lawn mowing, raking leaves, gardening, and housework can count as activity.

Applaud yourself!

If you can do only a few or none of these activities, it is OK. Appreciate what you can do, even if you think it is a small amount. Doing any movement—even for a short time—can make you healthier. Remember, each activity you do is a step toward a more active lifestyle.


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