But did you know physical activity’s not just the stuff done in the gym? One of the easiest ways to improve your health is by increasing the amount of physical activity you perform throughout the day.
Just increasing the number of steps you take in your day is enough to reduce your risk for diseases like diabetes. Light intensity physical activity, when combined with the proper, diet can gradually reduce body weight. It’s clear that individuals who engage in large amounts this kind of activity are healthier than those who don’t. Evidence suggests that just reducing the time spent sitting every day might reduce the risk of death from other lifestyle factors
1-2-3, It’s a Brand New Me
I’m not going to bullshit you here. What I’m going to give to you won’t do miracles. If, however, you apply them as a way of life you will find your health may improve, You may feel better, and you just might live longer.
What I’m going to give you are 4 simple ways to increase your physical activity on an everyday basis. Regular practice of these steps will soon become unconscious and natural.
Are you ready? 1-2-3, let’s go!
1. Park Your Car Out In The Wild Blue Yonder.
One of the simplest but most effective ways to increase your physical activity is to park your car far away from the entrance to where ever you are going. Whether you’re at the mall, work, or the grocery store parking the car far from the entrance makes you walk further than you would normally. It will only add a few seconds to your trip, but if you do it every day it could add years to your life.
2. Gardening and Yardwork
Gardening is excellent because it increases your physical activity. Being outside is also wonderful and allows you to get some fresh air. Pulling weeds and mowing the lawn is not only physically taxing but also exposes you to the earth and plant life around you. Working outside also affords the use of a wide range of muscle.
3. Clean Your House
For god’s sake clean your house. It’s a pigsty and you know it. Besides, the amount of exercise you get while doing that much-needed cleaning of your environment is excellent for your health. That’s why your so tired when you get done. Carrying the laundry to the machine alone will increase your physical activity a lot.
Now here’s my favorite. Yep, you guessed it. Sex. I can’t stress the positive effects on the body from having regular sex enough. A good romp in the sack can burn up to 200 calories. Now I know it’s not always going to burn 200 but any is better than nothing right? Let’s not even mention the fact that physical contact with another person is so very healthy, especially when its done in love. Studies show that couples who touch and cuddle and have sex a lot are most likely to stay together.
So Little To Do So Much
Well now, you’ve parked your car a block from your house and walked the rest of the way home. You mowed the lawn and pulled the weeds from the garden. You did the dishes and the laundry. and vacuumed the carpet. You had sex with your partner when he or she got home and now you’re ready to close your eyes and go to sleep. don’t you feel good about yourself? Keep it up and your health will thank you for it.
It really takes so little to do so much. The key, of course, is to be consistent. You’re literally changing your habits. If you find yourself resisting the changes you’re trying to install into your life do this. Stop and consider what do you want. Do you want to be healthy and fit or not. It is always up to you.
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