10 Tips to Increase Daily Movement
- Use a Fitness Tracker
Use a fitness tracker, like a Fit Bit. Set a goal for at least 10,000 steps per day.
- Use a Standing Desk
Use a standing desk, but alternate standing and sitting during the day.
- Walk Around
Walk around when on the phone or during a conference call.
- Move at Least One Time Per Hour
Stand, stretch, do some squats, take a walk. Set an hourly timer.
- Wear Comfortable Shoes
- Play With Your Kids
- Take a Walk
Take a walk before or after dinner. Being outdoors may reduce stress and anxiety.
- Do a Plank
Do a plank during commercials when watching TV.
- Use the Upstairs Bathroom
Walk further and use the upstairs bathroom if there is one.
- Walk a Dog
Walk a dog. Yours or someone else’s.
6 Tips for a Mindful Exercise Routine
- You Can Exercise Anywhere
Remember, exercising doesn’t only mean going to the gym.
- Do Something You Like
Find an exercise that you truly like doing.
- Mix it up!
Don’t do the same things every day.
- Don’t Exercise Alone
Find a friend or two to exercise with.
- Don’t Worry About Numbers or Statistics.
Inches and how your clothes fit are much more important than a number on the scale.
- Invest in Yourself
Invest in yourself with comfortable gym clothes and sneakers. I love wearing
inspirational quotes on my gym shirts!
7 Tips to Make Exercise More Enjoyable
- Feel Your Body
Feel what’s going on in your body and stay connected. Have an in-body experience.
- Notice Your Environment
The temperature, lighting, smells. Be distraction-free. This is your time for you.
- Always Use Correct Posture
Posture affects every move you make. Keeping your spine in line is extremely important.
- Make Your Breath the Anchor
Keep a rhythm going with your inhalations and exhalations and be present in the
moment. This connects your mind, body and soul.
- Clear Intention
Organize and know exactly what exercises you will perform. Where attention goes,
- Stay on Target
While working out, your mind may wander, as will your awareness. Stay focused on the
activity at hand.
- Find the Right Program for You
Find the right exercise program for you. Here are a few activities that integrate the mind
- Martial Arts
- Jumping Rope
- Tai Chi