There’s no doubt that a great deal of modern life is built around being relatively sedentary. After all, many of us end up sitting in our cars on the way to work, sitting at our desks all day, sitting in the car to drive home again, and then sitting on the sofa all evening. It’s hardly surprising that so few of us are as active as we would like to be. However, that doesn’t need to be the case. With that in mind, here are just a few ways that you can start being more active in your daily life.
Make the most of your lunch breaks!
When you spend all day long sitting at a desk it can feel impossible to get active at all. Even with a chair that offers the right amount of support, that much sitting can cause some real problems. It’s essential that you both get up and stretch and regular intervals but also why not use your lunch break to get out for a walk. Instead of sitting at your desk to eat, take a walk around the building. It’s a little thing but it can make a big difference if you do it every day.
Don’t spend every weekend on the couch
It’s all too easy to want to spend all weekend lounging around at home doing nothing. And sure, sometimes that can be fantastic. It can be great to just relax and do nothing but if you’re doing that all the time then it can start to cause some problems. Instead, why not try to get out there and do something a little more physical on the weekends. Whether it’s taking a hike or hitting the gym, there are plenty of options. Not only is that going to make you more active, but it will make your weekends a whole lot more interesting too.
Take your life with you into the world
One of the major issues with trying to stay active is that we generally have to be tied to our technology in order to get anything done. If you’re a freelancer or you’re self-employed then getting out into the world can be a challenge because you need to be connected to a computer. Well, there are plenty of ways you can do just that. Smartphones are obviously a great solution to this, the same goes for things like solar backpacks that allow you to keep your devices charged wherever you are. That way, no matter how active you are, you’re going to be able to keep connected to the world around you.
Of course, this is only the start. If you really want to start making the most of your life and being as active as possible then the best thing you can do is to make sure that you have time throughout your week to fit in dedicated time for activities. Things like going to the gym, joining a sports team, or just going for a run around the block are fantastic ways to get more physical activity into your life and make some genuinely positive changes to your life.
Post Contributed by Harry Swindale
Cover Photo by Joshua Earle