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Here are some ways to get more activity into your day!
Is it just me or does life seem to be getting more and more busy as we get older? My schedule always feels super packed so I have to make a conscious effort to stay active. Sometimes hitting the gym really feels like an impossible task!
For the past three months, I must say (other than around the holidays), I have been consistently getting my workout in. Today I want to take some time to share some tips on how you can get more activity into your everyday life.
1. Get exercise in throughout the day – Not everyone has the flexibility and time to fit in an hour-long workout. Try breaking it into chunks: a morning walk, a quick break during lunch, and a 30-minute yoga class will add up.
2. Multitask and workout at home – No need to get a gym membership or fancy equipment! There are lots of simple exercises you can do at home, like lunges, squats, tricep dips (using a chair) and dumbbell exercises which I like to do while watching my favorite shows on TV.
3. Keep an exercise log to track your workout – I keep a workout calendar on my fridge to plan out my days and find that it helps keep me motivated and accountable.
4. Try to exercise in the morning – The daylight hours are shorter these days so it’s always dark by the time I leave work. When I get home, I’m always tempted to curl up on the couch with a warm blanket and some hot tea. By working out first thing in the morning, you’ll be less likely to skip your workout later on, and it’ll help you feel more energized the rest of the day.
5. Use a fitness tracker – Since I have a desk job, wearing a fitness tracker helps me get a better idea of my daily activity level. I make sure to get up for stretching and walking breaks periodically.
Last but not least, it’s important to energize appropriately before a workout. My workouts aren’t quite as effective and efficient if I am hungry and tired, so I like to keep a couple of energy bars stashed in my bag and eat one beforehand. One of those has been the CLIF Nut Butter Filled Bar.
I love how these Clif Bar are filled with delicious, creamy nut butter inside an energy bar. They’re low glycemic, made with 7 grams of plant-based protein, and non-GMO.
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What are some ways you fit in more exercise throughout the day?