As with so many things, exercising regularly can seem a big ask when it’s not a habit. However, it can be quite straightforward to make some little changes to incorporate more moving into life.
When I start working with new clients, we tend to look at what their average week looks like and what chores and fun stuff they do when. Once we’ve looked at that, we can find ways to incorporate getting more active.
Some examples would be:
Use a basket rather than a trolley in the supermarket (unless you’re doing a big weekly shop, obviously)
Take the stairs rather than the lift at work or out and about
Do short bursts of exercise while the kettle boils
Start to see day to day items as exercise equipment (cans of beans as weights, for example)
Sit down more slowly onto your chair – those leg muscles will tell you about it if you go slowly enough
During an advert break, do 10 star jumps
None of this needs specialist stuff. None of this needs a gym. None of this is big and unachievable. All of this, once it becomes a habit, is moving you further away from being inactive.
Small changes lead to big results.
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