As the days get cooler, it’s easy to get off track from your daily activity goals with fun summer activities such as swimming and beach volleyball no longer an option. However, accomplishing 30 minutes of exercise per day can be easy with the right motivation and equipment. Here are some easy ways to get your recommended daily exercise, all year long.
- Dress for the weather. If you enjoy exercising outside, dressing for the weather can make those 30 minutes more enjoyable. Get in that run or walk by wearing a jacket that has warm fabric and stretch like the McKinley Hunterville fleece available at Sport Chek.
- Workout while getting housework done. It may be tempting to hire someone else to do your housework, but these chores can also contribute to your daily physical activity. Cleaning the gutters, raking the yard and removing any leftover plants or weeds in the garden can get the body moving and work up a sweat.
- Clear up some space. Push that couch and coffee table aside and make your living room or basement a mini gym. There are many workout videos available online to follow, and you can even find one to target a specific body part. All you need is a workout mat and a couple of accessories like a skipping rope, tension band and weights — you can get all of these training items at stores like Sport Chek.
- Exercise while socializing. Instead of inviting friends and family over for a sit-down coffee, take the coffee to-go and head outside for a brisk walk. Not only will you get some social time, but having someone else to exercise with will help motivate you in your exercise goals. For those longer social walks, make sure you have a good pair of walking shoes.