I like to pace around while on the phone, it's good for me, and I believe the person I'm talking to can hear that my voice is more alert as when I'm slumping in my chair. I also have a reminder set on my laptop which makes me get up once every hour and go get a glass of water.
To keep moving, one doesn't always have to be "exercising". There are many non-exercise activities that also involve the body: making music on an instrument, singing, house-cleaning, playing with pets or kids...
To make sure I add plenty of movement to my day, I set an alarm on my cell phone to go off every hour. At that time (it doesn't have to be "on the hour," just once every 60 minutes), I get up from my desk and move around for 5-10 minutes. I work at home, so I use this time to perform housework (vigorously), strip and re-make the beds, take the dog outside and throw the ball while jogging in place, or otherwise physically move my body. The cell phone reminder really helps!
I'm always looking for ways to add more steps to my daily step count. I take the stairs instead of the elevator, I take the LONG way to any destination instead of the short cut . Every single step counts and they add up quickly!
Playing with the kids is a fun family activity, which is not only good for bonding, but it's exercise, too! SparkPeople has all sorts of activities listed for you to log, including the general "Playing with the Kids" activity. Go play as your cardio!
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.
Wearing cute, flat comfortable shoes as much as possible helps me get in more exercise. I am more likely to stand rather than sit and be more active while still looking pulled together because they are cute and don't look like track shoes. I can get exercise in without having to change shoes and I can come back from my walk and hop right into my next meeting. Some days the only exercise I manage is the daily walk at work. In heels I sit at my desk all day.
Using the SP 'reports' feature is a great way to check the balance of your nutritional and activity tracking. It's on the Start page near the top just under the H of Your Health. If you track your nutrition and activity it gives a lot of really helpful information in graphs and charts.
“What fits into your busy schedule better, exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?” Randy Glasbergen, Cartoonist