Ten Ways to Stay Fit

If you have lack of time to exercise and still you want to stay fit, try these ten ways.

  1. If you’ve got a young sports enthusiast in the family, play along. Shooting baskets and kicking a soccer ball around the yard are great ways to get your heart pumping. Thirty minutes of cardio training are recommended, but even five to ten minutes will elevate your energy and speed your metabolism.
  2. Take the kids for a walk. If their pace is too slow, add some lunges, jumping jacks, or running in place every few minutes to make yourself work harder.
  3. Let little children ride bicycles or tricycles while you jog behind.
  4. Get into some vigorous sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming. These types of housekeeping chores can burn a significant number of calories.
  5. We’ve all heard the benefits of taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Everything you’ve heard is true.
  6. Likewise, getting off the bus or subway a stop or two before your destination on a regular basis adds up to a lot of heart-healthy walking.
  7. Dance or do aerobics at home. No one’s watching, anyway. If you like, include the little ones and turn it into a game.
  8. Practice stretching or light yoga moves while talking on the phone, listening to the news, or while dinner is cooking.
  9. Find the high-energy items on your to-do list and tackle these when you need physical activity. Think about washing the car, digging the garden, mowing the lawn, or reorganizing a closet.
  10. Get up 15 to 30 minutes earlier than the rest of the family and use this time for a run, a walk, or some stretching and yoga.

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