Easy Ways to Exercise Throughout the Day Without Realizing

We all want to be in better shape, and we all know how to do it — the problem almost always lies in finding motivation and sticking to a routine. Exercising regularly is one of the most important parts of living a healthy lifestyle, but it can be hard to wake up early for the gym or find the energy to exercise after work. As a result, one of the best tricks we can do is incorporating physical activity into our daily schedules. Check out our tips below and see how to exercise throughout the day without realizing it. 

It starts with the commute.

We all need to get to work, and some ways are healthier than others. We’re not suggesting you jog to work each morning, but allowing physical activity to be part of your daily commute is a good way to keep yourself in shape. If you live in a city like New York, you can use a bike sharing program, such as Citi Bike, to make biking to work more convenient. Even if you have no choice but to drive, look for other opportunities to stay active, like opting for the stairs once you get to your building.

Keep moving.

Don’t stop once you get to work — the same idea applies throughout the day. If you have a job that requires you to stay on your feet and keep moving, consider that a good thing. If you’re stuck at a desk all day, try taking a walk during lunch. Head to a restaurant a bit further away than usual, or, if you usually prepare your own meals, head to a nearby park and enjoy your meal there.

Get social.

There are plenty of fun ways to exercise without having it seem like a chore. One of the most popular solutions is playing sports, and you don’t need to be a star athlete in order to enjoy it. Most cities offer a wide variety of social sports leagues that you can join. If you’re struggling for motivation, keep it interesting by trying out something new, like kickball or volleyball. You’ll make some friends, cheer each other on, and pick up some new skills while you’re at it.

Deciding you want to live a healthy lifestyle is the first step to making it a reality. By starting with these small steps, it’ll be easier to transition into a healthy routine. If you’re staying at Sutton Court, take advantage of our fitness room, and check with the friendly staff about the closest parks and sports facilities. Check out the full list of amenities on the website.

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