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How can I be more active during the day?

To be more active throughout the day, there are small things you can do. Here’s a short list:

  1. wake up earlier and walk the dogs
  2. park further away from your building at work or wherever you’re going
  3. schedule short breaks throughout the day and take a walk
  4. put aside an hour everyday to spend at the fitness center
  5. adjust your lifestyle to include weekend activities such as cycling
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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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.