Easy Ways to Stop Sitting and Start Moving

Easy Ways to Stop Sitting and Start Moving

Do you ever feel like you spend too much time sitting down? As a blogger, I spend more time on my bum now than ever before. I’ve always been quite an active person, so I’m conscious of the amount of time I’m spending in one place. I have two young daughters who I want to be able to run around after, therefore keeping myself fit and healthy is essential!

That’s why since blogging became my  job, I made a few changes in my life to make sure that I’m as active as I can possibly be. Here’s how I make sure I’m not always on my derrière:

I work on my  feet –

Sitting in front of a laptop obviously comes with the territory when you’re a blogger. However, there are jobs that I can do on my phone, whilst stretching my legs around the house to make sure I’m not sat down for hours on end. I’ve also been known to take my laptop into the kitchen and work standing up. The change of position is refreshing and gives me the boost I need to power through some more work!

I found a hobby that gets me out of the house –

First and foremost my job is being a mum and seeing as our girls are still very young they are with me full time. This can mean spending a lot of time around the house, sat playing games with them. Not only does this mean I’m on my bum again, but spending too much time in the same four walls brings with it a touch of cabin fever. So I found a hobby that takes me out of the house; the gym!

I’ve always been into exercise and before children I worked out from home. Since my circumstances have changed though, I decided a gym membership would be the perfect hobby for me to have a change of scenery and to keep me active.

I have regular cleaning sprees –

I’m always amazed by how many calories a bit of housework can burn off. Even just pushing the hoover around can burn up to two hundred calories per hour. So when I’m feeling like I need to do a little exercise I start cleaning, two birds with one stone and all that!

I ditch the car when I can –

We live in a small village in the countryside, so getting rid of my wheels altogether just isn’t an option. I am conscious of how much I use my car for convenience though, there are times when I drive to places when I could easily have walked. So these days I make an effort to ditch the car where I can and use my legs to get me from A to B!

How do you make sure you’re keeping active?

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10 Replies to “Easy Ways to Stop Sitting and Start Moving”

  1. This year I’m going to focus much more on my health which nose dived a little in 2017! I’m joining a yoga class, ditching the car as often as possible and taking up swimming again. I need to be able to keep up with my little ones too 🙂

  2. This is such a struggle for me, too. We bought an inexpensive cycle desk, so we can use laptops while we exercise. I also got one of those fitness trackers to try to keep me honest. Holidays were rough though.

  3. I’ve had a desk job for the first time ever this past 8 months and I am shocked by the lack of activity! I average 8k-10k steps on a normal day at home but on my days in the office I average 2.5k! My job finishes mid Jan and I will be working at home full time so I’m determined to get my butt moving more!!

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