Simple everyday stuff to do...we all know them; I just have to remind myself to DO them. - When folding towels from the basket, I walk the towel to the closet with each towel folded...burn up more steps than doing one at a time. Same thing with loading dishes into the dishwasher, etc.
Being "efficient" (making one trip) doesn't maximize my exercise opportunities. So I make myself "less" efficient by making more trips. At grocery store, I make one full pass, pushing cart, with nothing in the basket...THEN I start shopping. Takes a few more minutes, but it gets me moving!
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The first time I lost a significant amount of weight...I would "sneak" in exercise here and there. Taking the stairs, parking in the farthest spot from the mall/groccery store, or purposely making two trips up and down the stairs when I probably could have done it all at once. Sounds a little silly..but it adds up! On top of regular exercise and eating right, I believe this really helped me reach my goal!
When I spend time on the computer - reading my email, doing my online banking, or checking in with SparkPeople - I always sit on my stability ball rather than use a desk chair. As I'm working, I'm usually bouncing a little or shifting from side to side or front to back, all the time working my core. This is an excellent way to sneak in exercise and make online time more productive. And....I feel a little less guilty about spending time on the computer! 43
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