People often fail at their fitness goals because they want to change something big without a plan. Keep your fitness goal small and doable to get fit.
Here are nine ways to add fitness to your life.
Take a HikeIf you ever wondered how to increase the number of steps you take in a day, then investing in a pedometer is a great way to measure you movement. Once you have an idea of how much you move throughout the day, work on increasing your daily step count. Ideally, you should strive to reach 10,000 steps (about five miles) or more in order to lose weight or keep it off. Replace a few small tasks that you'd ordinarily drive to with walking and you'll be on your way to moving more and losing more.
Spike Your Energy LevelTo avoid the dreaded 3 P.M. energy slump, stand at your desk, go for a brisk walk around the block or take the stairs instead of the elevator. Anything you can do to get moving will help raise your energy level. Even a simple yoga pose like standing forward fold can help re-route your energy.
In order to avoid a steep decrease in energy during the day be sure to eat breakfast. Skipping breakfast can cause you to overeat later in the day and increase your chances of feeling sluggish during the mid-afternoon.