10 Simple Ways to Get More Exercise in Your Daily Routine

A Healthy Lifestyle Requires Daily Exercise

I remember when we only had 4 channels on the TV and no remote. So, we would get more exercise just by having to get up and walk to the television to change the channels. Nowadays, our sedentary jobs and lifestyle and technology has made it more challenging to get enough exercise.

Are you struggling to find the time and motivation to exercise regularly? Incorporating exercise into your daily routine can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. By making small changes to your daily habits and lifestyle, you can easily increase your physical activity. This, in turn, will improve your overall health and well-being. Here are 10 simple ways to get more exercise in your daily routine:

1. Take the Stairs

If you work in an office building or live in an apartment complex, taking the stairs can be a great way to get your blood pumping and burn a few extra calories. Start by taking the stairs instead of the elevator a few times a week, and gradually work your way up to taking them every day.

2. Walk or Bike to Work

If your commute is short enough, consider walking or biking to work instead of driving or taking public transportation. Not only will this give you a chance to get some exercise, but it can also save you money on gas or transportation costs.

3. Do a Quick Workout in the Morning

Set your alarm a few minutes earlier in the morning and use the extra time to do a quick workout. You can do some simple exercises like push-ups, squats, or lunges to get your blood flowing and wake up your body.

4. Take Active Breaks at Work

If you have a sedentary job, taking short breaks throughout the day to stretch or do a quick workout can help improve your energy levels and productivity. You can do some simple exercises like desk push-ups, chair squats, or calf raises at your desk.

5. Walk During Lunch Breaks

Instead of eating lunch at your desk, take a walk outside. Walking can help stimulate your brain and improve your mood, as well as provide a low-impact form of exercise.

6. Take the Long Way Home

When running errands or going about your day, take the long way home. This will give you an opportunity to get some extra steps in and add a little more physical activity to your day. Furthermore, when going shopping don’t look for the closest parking spot. Parking further away will force you to walk more.

7. Use a Fitness Tracker

A fitness tracker can help you keep track of your daily activity levels and motivate you to move more throughout the day. Set a daily step goal and challenge yourself to reach it every day.

8. Join a Fitness Class or Club

Joining a fitness class or club can provide a fun and social way to get more exercise into your daily routine. Look for classes or clubs that align with your interests and fitness goals.

9. Make Exercise a Social Activity

Instead of meeting up with friends for drinks or dinner, consider doing a physical activity together like hiking, biking, or playing sports. This can be a fun and healthy way to socialize while also getting some exercise. Plus, social interaction is important for our mental well-being.

10. Do Active Chores

Chores like cleaning the house or doing yard work can be a great way to get some exercise while also getting things done around the house. Try to do these activities at a brisk pace to get your heart rate up and burn some extra calories. Anytime I run the vacuum cleaner I crank up the music. This makes me want to move and whole affair becomes a fun cardio workout!


“If your only form of exercise is jumping to conclusions, you’re doing it wrong!


Incorporating daily exercise into your routine doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. By making simple lifestyle changes to your daily habits, you can easily increase your physical activity and improve your overall health and well-being. Start with one or two of these tips and gradually work your way up to incorporating more movement into your daily routine. Your body will thank you for it because all of these small steps really ad up over time!

Debby Wier
Debby Wier

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