You wake up. Walk the dog. Make breakfast for the household. Pack lunches for the kids. Take something out to defrost for dinner. Make sure everyone is awake. Jump in the shower. Get ready for work. Sit in traffic. Sit in meetings. Sit in some more traffic. Start making dinner. Walk the dog. Drive one kid to soccer, drop the other at music lessons. Run errands. Finish making dinner. Pick up the kids. Eat dinner. Clean up. Help with homework. Walk the dog. Fall asleep watching an episode of the show you’re a season behind on.
If this sounds like a variation of your day, you probably feel like it’s impossible to make time for daily exercise. Since we know that regular exercise lowers the risks of TONS of illnesses, increases longevity, and releases those feel-good chemicals, it’s crucial to figure out a way to incorporate it into our hectic lives.1
Think about the time of day you’re being the least active- sitting at your desk, right? It may feel silly at first, but there are tons of creative ways to use this time for exercise. Here are only a few:
Get creative: see what other deskercises you can come up with! Let us know in the comments when you’ve discovered one that works for you.