Tips and strategies for using increased physical activity to lose weight. You need to make a conscious effort to increase your daily physical activity. At home make out time to garden or to mow the lawn yourself instead of giving out as a contract to others. You could also participate more in yard cleaning, every little bit of physical activity counts. Don’t worry if some people see it as additional stress as long as you know that the physical activity and creativity involved in determining where to plan, how to shape and trim your flowers and shrubs helps you to stay physically active and mentally fit.
When you go for social gatherings and sporting events, volunteer to clean up and move the chairs and tables. At work or at events, walk up and down the stairs instead of using the elevators or lift. Stay healthy, keep active should be your motto.
Consistent daily walks, is one of the ways you can easily lose weight and clear your mind. Even if it is just around the block, walking can do wonders for your health. It can also help to reduce your stress level. Aim to walk 10, 000 step a day or 4 miles a day. If you don’t have room at home go to your neighbor hood park. If it is closed or unsafe, walk on a treadmill or jump rope. Aim to do 500 jump ropes per day.
If you do not like walking or going to the gym, consider going for swimming exercises, joining a dance class or even playing tennis. If you have a pool at home, you may find swimming to be very beneficial way to increase physical activity and help you relax. Focus on low impact exercises and avoid strenuous exercises that can easily damage your body. Examples include walking on the treadmill, dancing and doing jump ropes.
The great news is that once you find the tips and strategies that work for you and do it regularly, you will see that the pounds will start falling off gradually. Increased daily physical activity will also lift your mood and make you approach your daily tasks and goals with more optimism and hope. On the other hand, if you spend most of your days, sitting in the car (don’t get buy your food or fill your pharmacy prescriptions through the drive through, all the time), sitting down at work in the office, and sitting down in front of the TV or internet at home, then your daily metabolism will be low and you will find yourself gradually gaining more weight, while increasing the risk for negative outcomes like deep vein thrombosis. Please get up and move!