Sneaking Exercise Into Your Every Day

Developing a habit of exercise while you are young is important.  While the idea of going to the gym every day may seem daunting, you can and should sneak exercise into your every day.  Any movement is exercise, from walking up the stairs to squatting down to pick something up, the key is to just do a little more of it.  Use these 6 tips below to sneak exercise into your every day to help you stay fit.

Stretch in the Morning

When you wake up, take a few minutes to do some stretches.  Touch your toes, reach from side to side, etc.  If you have time, do a quick yoga routine.  

Do Hourly Workouts

You should do something every hour that gets you up and moving.  Create an hourly workout routine for yourself, or generate a few ideas and pick one from the list each hour.  These workouts can be as short as 1-5 minute each, just something to get your heart rate up.  Use your phone to set reminders for your exercises.  Some examples are: jog in place for a minute, do a one minute plank, engage in jumping jacks, do a few arm circles, etc.  


Instead of trudging along as you do your chores, dance to music.  Putting away laundry or your cleaning your room will be much more entertaining with a groove to your step.  You don’t have to be a good dancer, just add a little shuffle to your step or bounce to your walk.  When you get the chance, dance full out and just have fun.  

Exercise When Watching TV

Instead of sitting on the couch watching TV, do something active during the program.  Walk on a treadmill during the program, do an ab workout, or ride on a stationary bike.  

Walk into the Restaurant

If you are out to eat with friends or just grabbing a snack, take a few extra steps and go into the store rather than placing your order through the drive through.  If you have to wait for your food or wait in line, do a few calf raises to pass the time.  

Take Advantage of Bathroom Breaks

While it sounds silly, you can sneak in a quick 1 minute exercise when you take a trip to the bathroom.  Do a couple of jumping jacks or jog in place for a minute to get your heart rate up.  Find something that works for you.