Raise your Activity Levels

Be more active! By Lucy Smith

crabBy raising your activity levels you can gradually improve your overall fitness. This also gives your metabolism a boost allowing you to burn the calories in the food you eat more effectively. In today’s world it is very easy to become lazy, and the less exercise you get the more sloth like you become. By being more active in daily life you’ll feel generally healthier and have more energy to do some proper training. Many of you will own cars and drive for short distances when you really should be walking. Walking is a great calorie burner and tones up your legs and bum! It is relaxing and gives you a bit of time to yourself to reflect and think.

If you live fairly near to work, then walk! A stroll in the morning really wakes you up and it gives you time to plan for the days activities. If you can’t walk then get off the bus a couple of stops early, or park in a car park just out of town (think of the money you’ll save too!)

If you work in an office for 8 or 9 hours a day then your lifestyle is probably fairly sedentary. Try and sit up straight at your desk and take a wander around every so often so you don’t get stiff. Go outside a couple of times a day to get some fresh air. If you don’t work on the ground floor, make sure you always take the stairs and never get in the lift.

When you go out in the evenings try walking home from the pub, chances are you’ll be too drunk to feel the cold or notice the distance. Make sure your journey doesn’t always take you past the chip/ pizza/ kebab shop, and don’t walk home late at night alone for safety reasons. Another good way of burning off all those calories consumed in the pub is to go on to a club and have a dance, dancing is a great all over body workout, and sociable and fun too!

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