9. Look For Small Opportunities to Get Moving
That half hour at the gym every day is great. It’s the cornerstone of your diet and exercise plan. On the other hand, as you’re making these important lifestyle changes, you should also look for small chances to improve your daily activity level. Get up and walk the long way to the copy machine. Stand up at your desk for a while. Go for a walk at lunch instead of sitting at your desk. When you’re headed out shopping, instead of circling the parking lot for that extra minute, go ahead and park closer to the back. Make it a policy that if you’re only going up or down one floor, you’ll take the stairs instead of the elevator. These small changes will add up over time, helping to speed you along to the results you want.