25 Ways Anyone Can Keep Physically Active
I completed my personal trainer certification. I just started working on my health coach certification (also through ACE Fitness). After reading chapter 2, I came across this Think It Through prompt and felt like my blog was calling to me for another post. What a great topic, too!!! Something that caught my attention when preparing for my personal trainer exam, was the importance of knowing the best methods for fat loss. So many clients find personal trainers because they want help losing fat. There was a time when people were so active, naturally, that they did not need personal trainers to help them with fat loss. If you’re not sure how to keep your bod physically active, don’t sweat it. I’ve put together some ideas for you.
- Leave the car home and walk whenever possible.
- Take your kids, siblings, or kids you babysit to the park, and play with them.
- Standing in line? Flex your abs! See how long you can keep them tight.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Interact in person whenever possible. Put down your phone, tablet, or computer, get up, and go have a real, in-person conversation.
- Just grabbing a few things? Well, then you really don’t need a cart. Carry it.
- Take your dog on a walk. No dog? Take an elderly person’s dog on a walk for them.
- Clean your house. Robotic vacuums don’t count. You need to use manual labor.
- Get some yard work done.
- Do squats while heating things in the microwave.
- Do calve raises while brushing your teeth.
- Do pushups while waiting for the shower to get hot.
- Track your steps with a pedometer. It’ll motivate you to get extra steps in.
- Walk and talk. Get up and move when you’re on your phone. Walk around.
- Lift weights while watching TV.
- Take a few minutes to stretch in the morning, and at night.
- Forget the drive-thrus. Park your car and walk inside the restaurant, bank, library…etc…
- Listen to music that makes you want to move.
- Keep and exercise journal.
- Schedule time to workout.
- Hang out with physically active friends, family, and/or co-workers.
- Walk/run for charity.
- Instead of lunch dates, get together for a game of basketball.
- Invest in some athletic shoes you love so much and can’t wait to put on.
- Add weight to whatever you’re doing. Throw on wrist weights, ankle weights, or a weigh vest while you go about your daily routine.
Totally doable! It’s all about wanting it badly that you will find a way to get it in.