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Guess what? The health and fitness course I’m doing at the moment, called “The Body Matters” has a project! I shared all the key points about the importance of exercise in my previous blog post. For the project, I have to design a physical activity promotion program. I’ve created one for each member of my family, including one for my dog (well, it’s kinda related to the one I planed for myself), but I thought I’d encourage you to participate in it too.
I’m calling it “March Into March”. It’s really easy. The focus is on daily walking. No specialized equipment, no gym fees, no personal trainers, just you and your feet. And maybe a decent pair of walking shoes.
Aim for 30 minutes a day. It’s not that long. It’s doable. In fact, you’re probably already doing it: in the mornings when you walk your dog, when you walk to get lunch with your colleagues, or when you walk home from the train station. But I want to challenge you a step further, sorry for the pun.
Here are some other ways you can incorporate some incidental exercise into your daily routine:
- Take the Stairs whenever possible. Try The Thousand Steps in the Dandenong Ranges, hike up the floors in your office building, or just embrace the stairs in your apartment building. Whatever you do, your skinny jeans will thank you for it.
- Walk to the Shops whenever possible. By leaving the car at home and carrying your groceries, you save petrol and become stronger. Bring a chic tote to channel your inner Parisian.
- Have a Stroll at Lunch. For your hour at lunch, why not spend half of it going for a brisk walk? It will help fight the afternoon slump and inspire your work for the second half of the day.
- Walk on the Weekend! Instead of spending weekends on the couch, why not catch up with friends for a walk around Albert Park Lake, the Botanical Gardens or your local park? And if you have dogs, even better! Doggy walk date!
These are just a few easy walking ideas. So this month, I’d love for you to join me in this “March Into March” exercise schedule. Tell me, how will you fit 30 minutes of walking into your daily lives?