6 ways to sneak in your exercise
But come summer I find it harder to motivate and stay in shape. The weather is hotter and more humid and so I’d rather skip my after-work exercise for a sunset sail on the lake or an easy potluck dinner and a few summery cocktails with friends.
To stay in tip-top shape for the rest of the season, I add exercise to my day in unexpected ways:
- Use the “5 & 10” rule for escalators and elevators: I take the stairs if I only need to go up five floors or less or down 10 floors or less.
- Walk to errands less than a mile away. (You can bike too!)
- Do my own gardening and housecleaning—it burns calories and saves money.
- Multitask—do crunches and push-ups while watching TV.