Fit fitness in throughout the day
Lifestyle activities can provide health benefits similar to a traditional gym-based workout. Get moving by parking in the farthest space, climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator, or walking or stretching while you're on the phone.
- The goal for good health is to accumulate 10,000 steps a day, experts say. To help keep track, some people use an electronic pedometer - a palm-sized gadget that clips to your waistband and measures the number of steps you take.
- Balance on one foot while brushing your teeth. Balance on the other foot while combing your hair.
- Take your dog for a walk every day. If you don't have a dog, borrow your neighbor's, or just walk your "inner dog."