Here are some ways to make daily life a little less convenient and a little healthier:
Lose the remote. It seems the coveted remote control gets lost at least once a day. Next time that happens, let it stay lost! Instead, get up to turn that channel and let the movement get your blood pumping.
Pace your calls. Cordless phones and cell phones work best but don't let that corded version stop you from walking around the room while you chat away the pounds.
Reorganize your kitchen. Putting the items you use regularly on the highest shelf or at the back of the cabinet will have you stretching, bending, and climbing your way to better health.
One bag at a time. Carrying in the groceries can get many people to break a sweat. But maximize this exercise opportunity by carrying in only one bag at a time to make as many trips as you can. Great for the upper-body.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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