Now you’ve gotten into the habit of sitting around less, it’s time to start moving around more. This is mainly where your 60-90 minutes of daily physical activity is going to come from.
Later on, when you become fitter and more confident you can start doing more strenuous activities, but here are a few simple tips to help you become more active in your daily life.
Remember, start gently and gradually increase the difficult level. If you work on the 6th floor then the thought of using the stairs in the morning may seem demoralising. So why not start off by taking the lift to the 5th floor and walking up the last flight? When this becomes habitual and easy, get off on the 4th floor and walk up two flights. If this is too difficult, wait until you are ready. Eventually you should be able to climb the whole flight of stairs and no longer need to use the lift at all.
As before, when this becomes habitual, you may want to try walking the entire route occasionally. This depends somewhat on the length of your journey (and the weather), but it’s about finding simple, innovative ways to become more active in your daily life. Soon you may even start to think of exercise as a pleasant experience, after all – who wants to sit on a crowded bus of grumpy commuters when you could be outside enjoying the sunshine and fresh air?