How To Make Physical Activity Part Of Your Daily Life

We all know exercise is good for us. We all know we should work out. Yet it’s all too easy to leave fitness off your daily to-do list, with excuses like lack of time, lack of energy or simply lack of motivation. People often see exercise as an “all or nothing” task where unless you work out until the sweat is dripping, you may as well not bother. But research shows that moderate exercise and activity, even when broken up into small increments, can be just as beneficial as those hard-hitting gym visits. With just a few simple tweaks to your life, you can incorporate physical activity into your daily routine in a way that is manageable while still offering far-reaching health benefits.

Here are five ways to make physical activity part of your daily life.

1. Park across the parking lot

How many times have you driven in circles in the parking lot of the grocery store, looking for that elusive close parking space? You might think you’re saving time by parking closer, but the minutes wasted driving around could be better used by moving your feet! Go ahead and park in the back half of the parking lot and walk in. You’ll burn calories, get some fresh air and even get a bit of an upper body workout pushing that cart back to your car when you leave.