Easy Ways to Be Slightly More Active

Getting the ball rolling is always the most daunting part, but knowing what’s best makes it all worthwhile. And with practice, incorporating different types of activity into daily life becomes second nature—a feel-good way of living. Even with the shift in many people’s lifestyles these days, opportunities for taking even the smallest of steps to be more active are still all around us and can ultimately help improve the body, mood, and mind.

Here are some minimal-effort, any-day, everyday ways to be more active:


  • Park further away and walk. Whether it’s a bit further out in the parking lot or a few blocks away, this is a great trick to get more exercise in an easy, routine way.
  • Volunteer. Whether running a 4k or helping out at a local soup kitchen, volunteering is a positive and effective way to be more active physically, mentally, and in your community.
  • Take the stairs.
  • Cook your meals rather than order out. Even if your homecooked dish has the same amount of calories as the takeout, burning extra calories from moving about in the kitchen will automatically put you ahead and will probably be healthier, anyway.
  • Set aside some time each day for an activity you enjoy. Whether going for a daily stroll, tuning in to your inner self during yoga, or doing some easy stretching, setting aside even just a few minutes for the littlest things can make all the difference.


Are there any tips or tricks that work well for you?

Taking it one step at a time,

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