Find a practical way to be physically active every day.
1) Exercise the equivalent of walking no less than two miles every day. We’re so accustomed to driving that we forget that we hardly even walk on a daily basis. Let me clear about something: I do not have a gym membership, and I do not endorse going to the gym. Because that would be setting standards too high for my schedule. Honestly, I don’t have time for the gym. Nor do I have the money to blow on that.
So here’s what I do for my daily exercise. I take a 15 minute break during work and walk around the building with a coworker. In addition to “walking on purpose”, I ride my mountain bike during my lunch break. Or I run errands during lunch on my bike- going to the bank, the mall, buying a Turkey on Rye from Honey Baked Ham.
So you don’t have a mountain bike or access to a good place to ride it during your lunch break? Fine. Do like I did. Find a way to exercise without a gym. And if all else fails, join a gym. But I think it’s important to have an exercise habit that is truly practical– I just think that going to the gym, if nothing else, is too much trouble. Set yourself up for consistency, not a zealous exercise fad.
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