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Work out daily.
Not 3x-a-week, not 4x…but every day.
Why? Most of us lead sedentary lives, with hours and hours of inactivity in front of a computer or binge watching a current TV addiction. Studies are showing that sitting down for more than a few hours at a time is extremely unhealthy. Other studies suggest that it’s not about extreme exercise three times a week: constant activity is the new objective. And we all know how vital exercise is for your heart, metabolism, brain, and skin.
Let’s go back to that: it’s not about extreme exercise three times a week…constant activity is the new objective. This means a shift in focus from high-intensity sweat fests to just making sure you’re moving more than not. Try these simple tips…
1. You don’t have to kill yourself with a mega soul cycle burn each time — instead, focus on doing something, anything, every day. For example, if you had a hard workout on Monday, make Tuesday a “rest” day but instead of spending an hour in bed watching TV, catch up on your favorite shows while pedaling slowly on a stationary bike.
2. Mix it up: do cardio one day and weights the next; yoga or pilates another day, then perhaps a hike outside. Mixing it up keeps it interesting and keeps your body challenged.
3. Be conscious about prioritizing movement. Instead of taking a cab, walk it. Get off at the subway or bus station before your regular stop. Set an alarm for every hour as a reminder to walk around for ten minutes. Use the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator. Be inefficient on purpose: instead of taking down all the laundry in one go, take one load at a time so you have to go up and down the stairs more often. Get a standing or treadmill desk to prevent total immobility when working for hours. This “incidental activity” (as opposed to structured exercise) is highly beneficial to your health.
For more healthy tips, check out: How To Look Good? BE Good.
For workouts you can do anywhere:
Heart Thumping 10-Minute Workout
10-Minute Anywhere Workout
10-Minute Pilates & Barre Workout