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How To: Get Moving at Home

posted May 15, 2017, 6:12 AM by
We’ve already talked about the benefits of exercise on last week’s blog post. Now it’s time to get active! And don’t worry; it’s actually easier than you think to fit physical activity into your daily routine at home. Here are some tips from MyPlate on just how to do it:
  • Join a walking group in the neighborhood or at the local shopping mall. Recruit a partner for support and encouragement.
  • Push the baby in a stroller.
  • Get the whole family involved – enjoy an afternoon bike ride with your kids.
  • Walk up and down the soccer or softball field sidelines while watching the kids play.
  • Walk the dog – don’t just watch the dog walk.
  • Clean the house or wash the car.
  • Walk, skate, or cycle more, and drive less.
  • Do stretches, exercises, or pedal a stationary bike while watching television.
  • Mow the lawn with a push mower.
  • Plant and care for a vegetable or flower garden.
  • Play with the kids – tumble in the leaves, build a snowman, splash in a puddle, or dance to favorite music.
  • Exercise to a workout video.

You can choose one or more of these activities to move more. And remember, no matter what you choose, every little bit counts and it’s always better than doing nothing at all. So, get moving!