Physical activity: tips to get you moving

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meeting the weekly recommended levels of physical activity can be difficult. We all have busy schedules and social events that can get in the way. Here are a few tips to make it more manageable.

1) Break up activity throughout the day.

You don't have to do all of your exercise or activity in one sitting. You might only have 5 minutes to spare, but that's enough time to complete one set of exercise.  It will all add up by the end of your day.

2) Take the stairs

Skip the elevator and take the stairs. It is a great way to get your blood flowing, burn extra calories, and strengthen your lower body. 

3) Sweat the small stuff

Your day to day activity counts too. Spending time doing cleaning, gardening or walking while shopping expends energy. Being active CAN happen outside the gym. 

4) Make it a social event

Recruit friends or family members to register for a class with you or set up a weekly outdoor activity. Getting active with your people in your social circle will do wonders for your physical and mental health! 

5) Most importantly - Have fun!

Finding activities and types of exercise you enjoy will allow you to develop a good relationship with exercise. Ultimately, you'll be more likely to stick with it longterm and incorporate it into your routine!

If you need some help getting started at Mobile Physiotherapy Service we offer fitness assessments, exercise program design, and personal training. Book an appointment with us today!