Getting active

Exercise activity

If you are a couch potato more than a jumping bean then I bet you find it really easy to think of good reasons why you shouldn’t exercise.

In summer you might think it’s too hot to exercise, in winter it’s too cold and dark, perhaps you feel you’re too busy or simply just too tired to go out for a walk. Not being physically active could be one of the reasons you are carrying around some extra kilos. Studies have proven that we all need to move our bodies for optimum good health.

Here are some more simple ways to get more activity into your day:

  1. Give your house a spring clean, not only will your house look fantastic you will have burnt calories.
  2. Play with your children or grandchildren; throw them the ball and see how puffed you can get by such a simple act. Running around the back yard having fun with your little ones means an increase in heart rate and is an easy way to improve your stamina. Plus the kids will be active as well.
  3. Get your garden gloves on and clear those unwanted weeds. Spending time outdoors will lift your spirits and fill your lungs with fresh air. Even though you aren’t running all over the place gardening can definitely get your heart rate up and burn fat.
  4. If your dog is overweight this is a sure sign that you are not active enough so grab the pooch and go for a walk. I guarantee you will both be so much better for the experience.

A healthy eating plan can also be a little tricky to maintain when you are on the go, read more about that here.