In today’s modern society we do not participate in enough physical activity. So here are our top 5 tips on ways you can increase your daily exercise and physical activity every day!

1. Take The Stairs Not The Lift

It might sound obvious, but think of the extra amount of exercise you could get if you always took the stairs instead of the escalator or lift! Climbing stairs is a great form of cardiovascular exercise and increases the heart rate quickly. It will also help to strengthen muscles such as calves, hamstrings and glutes.

2. Use Walking As A Form Of Transport

When making a short trip that may only take two minutes in the car, why not make it a 10 minute walk? Not only does it increase your daily exercise but it is good for the environment and saves you money on petrol!

3. Social Exercise With Friends and Family

Most of the time when we catch up with friends or family we do something that involves sitting still and eating or drinking, such as going out for dinner, having a beer with a mate or going to the movies. Well why not try and incorporate exercise into your next catch up with a friend? Try activities such as going for a walk at a nice park, playing a game of tennis or golf or even try something new together like rock climbing!

4. Reduce The Amount Of Time Sitting At Your Desk

When sitting at your work desk, try setting yourself a reminder on your computer or your phone that will tell you to get up every hour to go for a quick walk around the office and do a couple of quick stretches. Studies have shown that breaking up the amount of time you sit has positive effects on your health as well as productivity. Also, why not use your lunch break to go for a walk rather than sitting in the tea room?

5. Clean The House!

Household tasks such as vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom and washing the dishes all require movement such as walking, stretching and lifting. This is great for your body and will help you to burn extra calories!

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