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10 Easy Ways to Build Activity into your Day!
- Take a few 10-minute walks or bike rides during the day.
- Use an exercise DVD for a little while in the morning and a little while in the evening.
- Use a free smartphone app or online exercise video.
- Take a 10-minute dance break with your young children.
- Push the lawn mower, rake leaves, or shovel snow.
- Give the kitchen floor a good scrubbing.
- Wash the car, clean the garage, or wash windows.
- Play Frisbee, hopscotch, or jump rope with children.
- Walk or bike to the store.
- Walk the dog.
- Read the newspaper on a stationary bike.
- Use your commute to do some extra walking. Park several blocks away, or get off the bus a few stops early.
- Use the stairs instead of the elevator, at least for a few floors.
- Suggest holding meetings with colleagues during a walk inside or outside the building.
- Go the extra distance when possible: Get your coffee on another floor (use the stairs) or use the restroom that's the farthest from your office.
- If you need to speak to a coworker, walk to that person's office or station rather than using e-mail or the phone.
- Use your morning and afternoon breaks to take quick 15-minute walks.
Avoid Computer Strain!
(HealthDay News) -- If you aren't positioned correctly at the computer, you may be left with some serious strains, aches and pains.
The University of Michigan University Health System suggests these tips to avoid computer strain:
- First, relax and sit up straight!
- If you wear glasses, make sure they fit correctly so you don't need to tilt your head to keep them in place.
- Keep muscles relaxed while you type, using light keystrokes.
- Sit up straight and tall with your hips, shoulders and ears aligned.
- When you use a mouse, switch hands when you can.
- Take frequent rest breaks, taking your hands off the mouse and keyboard.
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