4. Use your cell phone differently. When you use your phone, get a headset or Bluetooth. This will give you the ability to move around, stand up or walk while you are on the phone. This again gives you a chance to be active versus sedentary. Movement equals exercise.

5. Just stretch. Stretching helps with digestion, strengthening and flexibility. If you are in a job where you have long hours of sitting, try to take at least 5-10 minutes each hour to get up and stretch. Stretch your arms over your head. Bend over and touch your toes. Squat down as far as you can. All of these small movements keep your body looser and more limber.

6. Do the easy push-up. If you are unable to do a regular or modified push-up, here is an easier way to do a push-up. This exercise is a great way to work both your chest and your arms. Place your palms on the edge of a table and make sure your elbows are straightened. Bend your body until you are in a downward position. Your elbows will also be at a 90 degree angle. Bend your body until your chest touches the table. You can even do this while you are preparing a meal. Try to do 1- 2 sets of 10 repetitions of this exercise.

7. Combine cardio and boost your heart rate at the same time with jumping jacks. Try to do 5-10 minutes of jumping jacks. This is a great exercise which works all part of your body and is fun as well. Jumping jacks also can help you burn lots of calories in a short period of time.

Exercise doesn’t have to be hard. Taking time to incorporate exercise as a part of your daily activity can help you have many health and mental benefits. If you exercise regularly, you will realize that these little things will add up and keep you on track to remain healthier for the long term.



7 Ways To Simplify Exercise (So You’ll Actually Do It!)  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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