Here at Headfudge we’re super keen to promote the benefits of a healthy outdoors lifestyle, utilising all of nature’s tools – mountains, seas, sky and so on. We’ve also published articles encouraging you lot to go after the little things, as they make all the difference. Case in point being our recent ‘walk in the park’ article where we suggested a lunchtime stroll can make all the difference. So with this one we thought we’d continue along a similar path.
No matter how hard you want it sometimes being stuck due to work or family or commitments means you simply can’t indulge in the hobbies you love. It’s super frustrating we agree. And yet, there are plenty of things you can do to keep moving – and keeping moving’s where it’s at. However we arrived at this point the fact remains, as a species, we spend more of our existence sitting and not being so active – whether that be stuck in front of the screen at work or screen at home. A sedentary existence befalls us all, eventually, so we have to (literally) take steps to combat this.
A crude term maybe but aims of going to bed knackered should ensure you’ve been busy through each day. If you’re (physically) worn out then chances are you’ll have been highly active. OK, this isn’t always going to be the case but at least with that thought in mind we can aim and hopefully hit the target. Here are a few ways you can increase your movements, readying yourself for the that next bout of outdoor (proper) recreation time.
Walk/cycle to the office.
Stand, don’t sit, when on public transport.
Take a lunchtime stroll.
Make tea/coffee when chances arise for work colleagues thereby increasing your step count to and from the kitchen.
Take the stairs not the lift.
Spend time with your kids, actively.
Offer to run errands when needs arise, on foot, for family friends and colleagues.
Take an evening walk/run/cycle.
Walk to the shops.
If a window of opportunity opens, outside your normal routine, for hobby indulgence then jump on it.
This isn’t an extensive list – there are plenty more ways to increase your physical output during a typical working weekday. Let us know what you get up to in pursuit of staying fighting fit for your active hobbies.