These are the two words we often use as excuse not to exercise because we haven’t got the time to do it or anything else that usually involves something similar.
As they say, if there is a will, there is a way, and we could not agree more. Sometimes, we just have to exert a little bit of extra effort to stay healthy and fit.
If you are one of those people who barely have time to lift a finger to exercise, here are the suggestions that always work for us, without fail:
Walking is great! Not only it is free, but it is also healthy. This is the same reason the experts suggest that we walk at least 10,000 steps in a day. Make it a point to walk as much as you can. Can you manage it going to work? Do so. How about going home? Make it a habit. While at the office, you can also add a few steps by taking the stairs instead of the lift or getting water/coffee from the floor above or below you. Every step literally counts.
On the phone? Stand up. Doing research? Elevate your machine and stand up. Speaking to someone face to face? Ask permission if it is okay for you to stand up. Or, are you waiting for an appointment, stand up and walk around if you can. As long as we are not rude to anyone, we sure can do our own thing, right?
Movement is one of the best ways to lose weight and be healthier as opposed to being sedentary. Move as much as you can, whenever you can, because this will help make up for the lack of exercise. Once you become more conscious of the need to move, it will become automatic and be an unbreakable habit.
This is something that can easily be done even when sitting, lying down or walking around. Sometimes, we would look silly in the eyes of others. Don’t mind them. The important thing is you are making sure the body is healthy and active.
It is a matter of dedication and will when it comes to goals, good health and active lifestyle included.
This article originally appeared in HealthDelight. Reposted with permission.