Snack on activity
Short bursts of activity for 10 minutes at a time, can have a great effect on your fitness program.
relax and explore our natural wonders and cycleways in your spare time
Try something new
grabone always has great physicalt activity deals
Need to add an extra 5km walking easily to your week? Here’s a great tip for you
Add 5km to your week by parking your car 500m from work - walking from the car to work and then back at the end of the day will give you 1km walking a day. 5 times week = 5km. Easy!!
Take every opportunity to move throughout the day
what better way to catch up with friends!
Walk and talk
each time you take a phone call, try and walk around
Use the stairs rather than the lift
Exercise while waiting for the kettle to boil
squats, lunges, press aways, marching all work well
When walking or cycling
try going the longer route sometimes
Help your family to be more active
always incorporate a walk into your family social get togethers
Dog walking is a great way to add more steps to your day
if you don't have a dog, borrow one from a neighbour or think about giving a home to a rescue dog needing a forever home.
Make that lunctime walk a habit
it can be 5 minutes or 30 minutes. Just make it a habit and stick to it
Spend more time being active with your children or grandchildren
don't sit on the bench at the park and watch - be young at heart and join in!
The adverts that appear on your TV screen are not there to annoy you
they are there to remind you to move! Get up, do some chores or easy exercises/stretches.
Keep your windows clean
cleaning windows gives you a great upper body workout by toming your arms, shoulders and back. Work hard enough to get some 'huff and puff' too.
Put some upbeat music on when you do your housework
try to keep in time witht music and dance along. You will get the chores done superfast and get fit too.
Walk an email at work
go and visit your colleagues and get some steps in along the way
Dance the night away with your friends
Catch up with a friend over a walk instead of a coffee
Make separate trips to the printer instead of printing in bulk
Use a standing desk or sit on a swiss-ball at work
Have a pair of walking shoes in your car
so if you end up with some spare time during your day you can go for a walk
Aim to move every hour
if sitting for long periods make sure you get up and move for a few minutes every hour
If the journey is less than 2km
leave the car at home
Plan an active family outing in the weekend
Go to the lake or the park. The kids will love it!
Keep a bag of active equipment handy
for outings or when visitng friends/whanau e.g. Frisbee, ball, bat
Walk the kids to school
if the journey is too, far park further away and walk the remainder of the journey.
Make the most of the kids sport practices
Rather than standing on the sideline watching, get a group of parents together and go for a walk.