10 Ways to Build More Physical Activity into Your Daily Routine this September
Posted: Fri, 1 Sep 2023 09:20
As September ushers in a fresh wave of motivation and renewed energy, with kids going back to school, it is the perfect time to take charge of your physical health and inject more movement into your daily life and routine. Incorporating physical activity into your routine doesn't have to be a daunting task, nor does it need to be time consuming; in fact, there are numerous enjoyable and simple ways to do so. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or just starting your journey towards a more active lifestyle, here are ten creative strategies to infuse more movement into your daily life.
- Morning Stretches and Yoga
Kickstart your day with some gentle stretches or a short yoga session. These morning rituals not only increase flexibility but also help enhance your focus and energy levels for the day ahead.
2. Walking Meetings
Why not switch things up and opt for walking meetings where possible. Invite colleagues or friends to join you for a stroll while discussing important matters – it's a fantastic way to combine productivity and physical activity and your colleagues will love it.
3. Park and Walk
If you drive to work or run errands, consider parking a bit farther away from your destination. Take the opportunity for a walk to get your heart rate up and enjoy a few moments of fresh air.
4. Dance Breaks
Feeling tired or sluggish? Perhaps your in a midday slump? Turn these moments into bursts of fun and energy by incorporating spontaneous dance breaks into your routine! Whether you're cooking, cleaning, or simply taking a break, dancing is a fantastic way to get your body moving and lift your spirits. Turn on some music and move your body!
5. Active Hobbies
Discover a new active hobby that captivates your interest, such as cycling, gardening, or playing a sport. Engaging in activities you love ensures that you're more likely to stick with them in the long term. Furthermore, active hobbies increase your activity output thus making you feel more energised and happy.
6. Exercise at Your Desk
Do you work at a desk? Combat sitting all day by integrating desk exercises into your day. Simple arm and neck stretches, leg lifts, new bends and seated twists can help improve circulation and reduce soreness and increase energy and motivation.
7. Step Goals
Ever disappointed by your daily step count? Why not set yourself small, short step count challenges to help motivate you to move more.
8. Explore and Adventure
Take advantage of the gorgeous natural beauty of our surroundings in Herefordshire and Worcestershire by exploring it more. Make time to go outdoors. Whether that is for a walk, a hike, a bike ride or anything!
Household chores can be exercise!! See these as an opportunity to get active and move your body, whilst keeping on top of your house chores.
If feasible, consider biking or walking to work, school, or other daily commitments. Not only does this contribute to your physical well-being, but it also reduces your carbon footprint.
This start of the academic, why not seize the opportunity to elevate your physical activity levels and make positive changes to your daily routine and move more. From invigorating morning stretches to active commuting, the possibilities to infuse more easy movement into your life, without switching up your whole schedule are endless.
Remember, small steps can lead to significant transformations, so lets start this journey towards a more active, healthy lifestyle with enthusiasm and determination. Embrace the joy of movement and relish in the benefits it brings to your overall health and well-being.