Two people being more active during the day

Want to get more activity in during the day, besides your typical workout? Well, we have a few easy ways for you to do just that!

Being active is so important for our bodies. It gets our blood flowing, it keeps our minds productive and functioning at their highest capacity, and it gets us up out of our seat.

If you find yourself sitting more than usual lately, or just want to be more active during the day, give these activities a try and see if you notice a difference!

1. Schedule In A Walk

My first (and favorite) suggestion is to schedule in walks throughout the day.

Yes, scheduling in walks is similar to scheduling in a workout, but I love to put in earbuds and listen to podcasts, audio books, music, or call a friend. This makes the walk a little more enjoyable. Going for a walk also allows you to absorb the sunlight, be in nature, and move!

Overall, walks are so beneficial, and really do make a difference.

2. Do Some Yardwork

Woman doing some yard work to stay active


Doing yardwork is a sneaky way to get more activity in during the day. You're usually so focused on the task at hand that you don't realize how much you're moving and getting your heart rate up.

So, mow the lawn, garden, do some landscaping—whatever it is, getting outside and doing some yardwork is a form of activity and studies show it has some therapeutic benefits as well.

3. Participate In Mini Competitions

Man does push ups on a Zoom call to stay active


Our final suggestion, fun for anyone on the competitive side, is to have mini competitions throughout the workday. FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom someone and challenge them to do 10 push ups, run up and down the stairs, do some air squats, do some jumping jacks, or if you're at home with someone, challenge them to do the same.

These little bursts of energy during the day will benefit you in the short and long term. And, they'll be a fun way to pass the time!

We hope this article gave you a few ideas on how to stop sitting at your desk all day long and be more active. So, try these activities out today, stay hydrated, and make sure you're getting outside!

Like what you learned today? Be sure to follow Amber on Instagram @AccentuateWellness, or like her Facebook page to discover more fun workouts, healthy recipes, and helpful lifestyle tips!

Download her FREE at-home workout guide now!

Note: Individuals should always speak to their physician before starting a new exercise program, especially if they have pre-existing injuries or physical conditions, and should only perform physical activity they feel capable of doing.

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