How to keep active?
June 30, 2010 7:20 AM Subscribe
I need small ways of incorporating physical activity into my daily life. Any ideas?
posted by Tarumba to Health & Fitness (25 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
I go to the gym 4 times a week and burn about 500 cals every time. Besides doing that, I'm a slob. I have an office job and get home to eat, read, play risk or sleep. My husband spends all day working at a very physically demanding job, so he does have a reason to rest in the afternoons.
I find, however, that being so inactive for long periods of time makes me jumpy, anxious and ill-humored, so I would like to start actually moving, but I don't know how to begin.
I am also asking for activities I could do with my husband on weekends, alone, during a short break at work or for longer periods of time. It really worries me that I will become a couch potato, and our future kid will follow our lead.
I don't really want "exercise routines", just things I can add to my daily life without feeling like I'm exercising. I've thought about joining a dance class, for example.
What do you do to keep active? Do you go for a walk on your lunch break? Were you able to keep the habit for long?