Walk the Road Less Traveled
Amidst the hectic everyday, society has become more and more sedentary in an effort to save ourselves time. We take the elevator instead of the stairs, we drive to work instead of walk or bike, or we park in the closest parking spot to the grocery store so we don't have to walk far. The more sedentary we become the less healthy. To get more information on the health risks of being sedentary, read "How Dangerous Can Sitting Be". For this challenge, over the next week walk the road less traveled. Try to get more activity in your everyday where you would otherwise be sedentary.
- Take the long route to meetings
- Take the stairs
- Walk or bike to work
- Park in the most distant parking spot
- Do calf raises and squats when doing dishes or laundry
- Try to get up and walk every 30 min when having to sit for an extended period of time
For more ideas on how to become less sedentary at work, read "How to Reduce Your Sitting Time at Work".