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Only 15% of adults and 5% of kids get the minimum requirement of physical activity for health benefits.  That is a very low percentage.  By using the tips I have provided along with visiting different websites, such as ParticipACTION, to gain more tips on how to be active each day we can help change this statistic around.  Don’t let excuses inhibit your motivation.  One day you may end up in a not so wonderful situation and wished you had moved more.  Wash away the excuses and start creating habits.  Here are your last 5 tips on ways to sneak in activity.

Sneak It In Day 5

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Fitting in 10 minutes of activity can lead you on a creative path.  Be creative in ways that you can sneak it in.  The nicer weather is approaching.  Here are 5 things you can do today.

1. Clean up the yard of leaves and debris

2. Get your little ones out of the house and go for a walk or if your kids are in school, get a group of friends to meet up.

3. Go for a bike ride.  If you work in a major city, hop on a Bixi bike during your lunch hour.

4. Use a pedometer or fitness wearable that can track how many steps you’ve taken.  Sometimes seeing an actual number creates more motivation to keep moving.  Aim for 10,000 steps/day.

5. Clean the house.  Pick a new room each day to clean.

Sneak It In Day 4

Movement helps to decrease anxiety.  With everyone having a busy life it’s nice to take a few minutes to yourself and just breath or do something for you.

1. Always be prepared and keep a spare set of clothes and runners in your car or at work.

2. Some work cultures are very strict so use your work breaks to relieve tension by stretching and move your muscles.

3. Take the stairs whenever possible instead of the elevator or escalator.

4. Put down the device or take a break from any type of screen and do something active.  You’ll notice there’s a whole other world out there besides what’s on your newsfeed.

5. Your kids and family watch what you do.  A healthy lifestyle begins with you so lead by example.

Sneak It In Day 3

Physical activity can help us retain flexibility and improve our range of motion which will benefit your body in the long run.  Less aches and pains, and promotion of blood moving through the body.  Who wouldn’t want to feel better instead of like they’re falling apart?

Here are your day 2 tips to #sneakitin:

1. Arrange on-site fitness classes (such as bootcamp, yoga, meditation, pilates, etc) to keep you and your co-workers (or friends if you hire an instructor to come to your home) active.  It’s a great way to hold eachother accountable and feel a little more energized for the rest of the day.

2. Instead of hitting up a club or bar with your friends, arrange for an active outing like rock climbing, treetop trekking or yoga retreat.

3. Stretch at your desk or in between commercials.

4. Invest in inexpensive exercise equipment such as a resistance band, stability ball, free weights, etc.

5. Stand while you talk on the phone to promote blood flow and utilization of your muscles.

Sneak It In Day 2

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