While healthy eating is important for a balanced and healthy lifestyle, exercise also plays a pivotal role. In my BARE Guide, we recommend you're moderately active and enjoy 30 minutes of exercise a day.
Exercise should include a combination of strength, flexibility and cardiovascular training. It's not about crazy long workouts in the gym every day, it's about moving your body in an enjoyable manner. Keeping yourself fit works wonders for your mental and emotional well being.
Just like with healthy eating, you need to find a REALISTIC approach to exercise that suits YOUR lifestyle.
Here are some of the ways I like to move my body on a daily basis.. To much of your surprise, none of them are in the gym.
1. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Take the option of getting your heart rate up and using the stairs at work, trust me.. You'll be surprised as to how beneficial this would be.
2. Park further away from work & walk 5-10 minutes extra to the door.
Again, another great option to get your heart rate up and enjoy a small walk to & from work to your car.
3. Standing at your desk vs. sitting
Effectively by standing at your desk, instead of sitting your body burns more energy, which allows this to count as being more active.
4. Walk your dog in the morning or night
This is a great way for you to get out of the house with your partner and get some fresh air with your dog. I know Mitch and I will be doing this every night as soon as Wally is able to be walked.
5. Do the house work
You'd be surprised by how many ladies in our BARE Guide community have been losing extra body fat by just doing the house work each week and eating healthy. This is one that doesn't seem like much, but really.. Doing the housework allows you to be quite active.
There are many other ways in which you can get your daily exercise up, however, these are the 5 that are most realistic to ME. It's important you do things that make YOURSELF happy and suit YOUR schedule. Give these a go and embrace being more active each and every day, as your body, mind & soul will feel good!