Adults in the United States are just not getting enough physical activity, period. We are getting bigger and bigger - here's 5 tips that could help.
Don't use elevators or escalators; instead, take the stairs. Start with one such substitution a day, and build up slowly. So you work on the 50th floor? Ride up to 48 and walk up from there. Careful, though -- walking down stairs can be hard on your knees. Walk up, but ride down.
Stop circling parking lots and fighting for the closest spot. Park a little bit farther away from the office or mall, and walk. You'll not only increase fitness, you'll decrease stress.
If you take the bus or subway, get off one or two stops early and walk the rest of the way.
Vacuum more often, change the sheets more often, mop the floor more often. These get your heart pumping, which means they are excellent calorie burners.
It's summertime! Get outside! Cut your grass, weedeat or spray around your house for bugs.