How To Get Great Exercise Between All Your Daily Chores
It often seems like there's not enough time in the day to get a really good workout. There are so many other priorities, like taking care of your children, doing the housework, dealing with the stress of a job and any number of other little things that pop up over the course of a typical day. By the time you have a free moment, you just want to crash on the couch in front of the TV. If you feel this way, a good way to start getting active is by tracking your current activity levels. The nuyu™ Activity Tracker lets you see just how many steps you take each day, what quality of sleep you're getting and how many calories you tend to burn. This invaluable data will help you set realistic goals for yourself.
As you go about your day, look for opportunities to get bits of exercise wherever you can. If you're going shopping, take the stairs rather than the escalator- and the same goes for when you're at work. If you've got an extra few minutes, park your car in the back of the lot and add a few more dozen steps to your daily count.
If you're doing the housework by yourself, there's no reason why you can't get a little creative. Lunge your way around the house as you do the vacuuming or do some toe raises as you take the dishes out of the washer. Your kids might laugh at you, but that'll soon stop when you make them do it with you!
Pushups aren't the most exciting exercise, but it's a quick move that doesn't require any equipment. If you got a spare minute or two, drop and do a set of 10. If you manage to do that a few times a day, you'll soon work up to 100 pushups a day. Not too bad, eh?
If you're going somewhere that's only a mile or two from your house and you don't need to bring much with you, leave the car at home. Not only is it better for the environment, it's a great cardio workout for you. Encourage your friends and family to do so too and you'll be more likely to make it a habit.