Simple Tips to be Active

Simple Tips to be Active

By Silky Mahajan  on: 27 March 2015
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Healthy Tips to be active:

  1. Take an after-dinner walk
  2. Walk during your breaks and at lunch
  3. If possible, schedule a "walking" work meeting
  4. Park in the farthest spot from the grocery store or mall (it is easier parking as well).
  5. Avoid valet parking (saves money too)
  6. Take the stairs instead of elevators or escalators
  7. Walk while your kids practice or warm-up at their sporting events instead of sitting in your comfy chair (this one I know from experience).
  8. Walk to drop off/pickup kids from school.
  9. Take public transportation; walk around the terminal when waiting for the train/bus/light rail.
  10. Walk the dog. Have you heard our pets are getting fatter too? 
  11. Avoid the drive-thru.  If you must eat at a fast-food establishment, park at the farthest spot and walk in. And, of course, choose a healthier food option!
  12. Walk to visit friends or neighbors.
  13. Like to golf? Walk instead of renting the cart.
  14. Read/watch TV on a treadmill (or stationary bike).

Any other ideas you can think of?


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