ParticipACTION is an amazing resource to get some new ideas on how you can motivate yourself and your family to get active.  There are some amazing statistics regarding the recommended amount of activity for adults, children, even people with MS on the site as well. This week is known as Sneak It In Week.  It’s a way to promote 10 minutes of activity at a time so that you become more conscious about moving.  The recommended guideline for an adult is 150 minutes of heart pumping activity per week.  So breaking that down into 10 minute bouts is a lot more attainable then trying to commit to a 60 minute workout at the gym.

This is a great way to get a small group together for this week and motivate eachother to get moving.  I know there must be some of you that say, I’ll start my healthy habit on Monday or, I don’t have enough time in the day to do any sort of activity.  Everybody has at least 10 minutes in their day to do some sort of workout (heck, my Tabata workouts on my DVD, Undefeated, are only 4 minutes!)


Each day I’ll be providing you with 5 tips on how you can introduce activity in your life.  Write these down or screen grab the tips and save as your phone wallpaper/lock screen so that you constantly have a reminder.

1. Book meetings as walking meetings instead of over the phone or in a board room.

2. Park a bit further so you get some walking in instead of sitting in your car waiting for closest possible parking spot at the grocery store or mall.

3. Get a small group of colleagues together and climb the stairs on your lunch hour.

4. Schedule activity into your calendar.  It’s the most important meeting you’ll have to attend all day.

5. Schedule appointments in your calendar to get up and go to the bathroom or refill your water bottle.