Add Extra Activity to Your Daily Routine

Increase daily activity by spending less time watching TV or at the computer. Try these simple ways to add light, moderate, or vigorous physical activities in your life every day:

  • Walk around while you talk on the phone.
  • If you have kids or grandkids, visit a zoo or a park with them.
  • Take a walk through your neighborhood.
  • When you watch TV, get up and walk around the room during commercials.
  • Do chores, such as work in the garden or rake leaves, clean the house, or wash the car.
  • Stretch out your chores. For example, make two trips to take the laundry downstairs instead of one.
  • Park at the far end of the shopping center parking lot and walk to the store.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Stretch or walk around instead of taking a coffee break and eating.