This simple trick can get you more active this year.
The trick: no excuses…just move more. It really is as simple as that. If you are sitting for more than an hour, get up and walk around or pace back and forth in your office. If there are stairs in the building, walk up a flight or two and then back down. Each week, increase the number of flights. If you come home with packages, try to take a few trips in and out instead of grabbing everything in one trip (weather permitting of course). If you sit down, simply sit, stand and then sit. Likewise, if you stand up, simply stand, sit and then stand. And if you have physical limitations, seek the advice of an exercise physiologist or physical therapist to learn what you can do. Begin slowly and get started, even if it is just upper body movement. You will be amazed how simple steps in the right direction will accumulate and you will gradually become more active. The more active you become, the more ready you will be to keep kicking it up a notch. This can be your year to become more fit. First say it. Then close your eyes and visualize it in as much detail as possible. Now do it!