Everyday Activities & Fitness

Everyday Activities & Fitness

Everyday Activities & Fitness
Can performing everyday activities keep you physically fit? You would be surprised at how many calories you burn by doing housekeeping chores, shopping or chasing after children. There are many fitness tricks you can learn by increasing your activity at work, home or vacationing. Burn calories, tone muscles and lose weight in your everyday life.

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    Physical activity can be anything that increases heart rate or stresses normal body physiology. Several things done through the day can be considered physical activity. Here is just a small sample of potential daily tasks, which can count as physical activity:  

    • Climbing stairs
    • Walking to the mailbox or around a store
    • Yard work and/or gardening
    • House cleaning  
    • Playing catch or outdoor games with the kids  
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    Staying fit is about being active. The best way to improve your fitness is to increase your activity level; this can be accomplished many ways. One effective method is avoiding labor saving devices and methods of transportation, Things like taking the stairs instead of elevators, parking further way from work or from the store, walking to a co worker's desk instead of calling them, doing chores around the house can improve fitness. Finding ways to include physical activities into your spare time will also help you improve fitness. Joining recreational leagues like bowling and softball allow you to combine physical activity and social activities together. The more active you are the fitter you’ll be. 
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    A , Athletic Training, answered
    How can I be more active at work?
    Being more active at work is crucial for your health. In this video, I will show you small exercises you can do at your desk every day.
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    Healthy Tip: Fitting in Exercise

    How to make time to exercise. If your life is busy then walking is a great exercise solution.

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    Too many people view exercise as something that has to be endured, but staying fit doesn’t have to be a chore. You can get the benefits of exercise while having a great time by doing sports like swimming, tennis, touch football and soccer. It’s never too late to learn a new sport, and competition can put a lot of juice into your training.
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    There are many opportunities to be active throughout the day. Any activity will burn calories. The more you move around, the more energy you'll have. Some ways that you can be more active throughout the day include:
    • Walk instead of drive whenever possible
    • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
    • Work in the garden, rake leaves, or do some housecleaning every day
    • Park at the far end of the shopping center lot and walk to the store
    • Walk down every aisle of the grocery store
    • Walk in place or stretch while you watch TV
    • Walk around the house or up and down stairs while you talk on the phone
    • Get up from your desk and take a lap around the office once each hour while you are at work
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    A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    If there are less than 3 flights of stairs to get to your destination, take them. Walking a flight of stairs is one of the best exercises you can do. It builds muscle mass, since you’re fighting gravity, and it burns calories.
    This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
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    The best way to build in physical activity during the day is to add it into your daily life activities. Examples include parking further away from your office or from shopping so you have to walk further. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator, walking to talk to coworkers instead of emailing or calling them, and performing chores around your house and yard. By doing more activities and walking more this will help add activity to your day and improve your health.
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    Riding a dual action stationary exercise bike is a great simple daily exercise that will really touch your energetic flow, You can receive more overall benefits from the dual action, (with arm handles that move along with the pedals and fans used for resistance and cooling), which involve the upper body, adding increased cardio and endurance conditioning during the workout.

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     Sometimes the activities that are unplanned and readily available are the most readily accepted. Your child may love to come home from school and ride a bike, run around with the dog, play baseball with neighborhood kids, ride scooters, or rollerblade around the block. After sitting all day long in school, it really doesn’t matter what he does, as long as he’s active.

    Many parents I know use birthdays and holidays as a way to encourage their kids to stay active. Not only do they make scavenger hunts, obstacle courses and three-legged races part of the celebration, they also give fitness-minded gifts. I think it’s a great way to introduce an active hobby. For example, you could outfit your teenager for rock climbing by buying him the shoes required, a bag of chalk, and other climbing gear. Or how about a home version of the Dance Dance Revolution game to get your videogame lover stepping to the music? Perhaps a membership to a fitness center for your teen? Or a private lesson in the activity of choice? During summer or school vacations, check out sports camps or clinics. They can be sport-specific or can introduce several sports previously untried, kind of like a sport sampler.

    From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

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