I've always had a problem with "standing up straight". And whenever I did make an effort to do so, I always felt like I was sticking my chest out (how embarrassing!). I finally learned that pushing my shoulders back and down makes my posture better, but doesn't make me feel like I'm strutting like a peacock! So now whenever I feel like I'm "slumping", I just tell myself "Back and Down" and I can immediately set my posture straight.
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We've all been there, you put the pasta into the boiling water and before you know it.. it's a foamy, BOILING-OVER mess! In stead of trying to pick the pot up off the burner (and risk getting burned) just blow on it! I swear this works! Just blow on the foamy boil, while turning the heat down and it will back right down! It's magic!
To sneak in some activity during the day at my sedentary desk job on the first floor of a three-story building, I do the following. When heading to the restroom, I go to the nearest staircase, go up to the top floor, walk across to the other side of the building, & go back down the stairs to the first floor. There I use the restroom, and then go back upstairs, back across the building, and back down to the first floor. Net result is 8 flights of stairs, done in two sets.
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