Fit More Fitness into Your Life
By Sara Butler
It’s a busy life. If you have a family and a job, then it can be very difficult to find time to fit some fitness into your life. But here’s the thing: You need to try. According to the National Institutes of Health, heart disease takes the lives of more men and women in the United States every year than any other disease. That means that if you can find a way to fit some exercise into your routine, then you should for the sake of your health. Here are a few ways you can try to fit some fitness into your day.
Don’t Worry About Efficiency
It’s great that you’re a multi-tasker, but when it comes to finding the time to exercise you need to forget about it. Don’t try to think about the ways in which you can make your daily tasks easier, but instead, view it as how you can make them harder to accomplish. It may sound crazy, but by doing this you’ll get more physical activity into your day.
For example, how many times do you try to carry in all 57 bags of groceries from your car at once? It seems like a good idea to get as many as you can, but if you took only one to two bags at a time, then you’d be forced to make more trips to and from the car, getting more exercise in the process. So, be less efficient and see if it pays off!
There are a few comforts you can live without that will help to get you more exercise. You don’t have to give up electricity or start riding to work in a buggy, but you can do little things such as wash your car by hand or use a push mower on your lawn instead of a riding one. These small changes can help you to get more exercise, and you can keep your buttons.
Take the Long Way
This is an easy one. Instead of using elevators, take the stairs. Choose the parking spot that's far from the store. Get off the bus one stop before your actual stop, so you can get in some more walking. Doing these things can tack on several more minutes of walking into your day and that’s good for your heart!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.