Can’t Get Outside? 6 Ways to Sneak Movement into Your Day, Anyway


It’s been raining. Often. I shouldn’t complain. Though it’s spring, I know many people are still dealing with snow. Still I’m cooped up more than usual and starting to feel tetchy. Can you relate? As I sit, all I want to do is sit. It’s a vicious circle that needs to be broken.

You are made to move—and so am I. I’ve written a lot about it over the years.

Another Way to Wonderfulness: The Move Facet + Its Benefits

Do You Have to Do Pilates to Get in Shape? (Or yoga or running or HIIT…)

Start Your Day Right with These Two Moves

When It Comes to Exercise, Think Less Time, More Effectiveness

What Are You Training For? Love How Your Body Looks + Feels with Functional Moves

So today I’m going to ease up on the whys and jump in with the hows. This way you–and I– will have even more time to implement these moves.

6 Ways to Add More Movement Into Your Day

Create (secret) workout stations  You don’t have to tell anyone that you do a set of squats when you’re in the bathroom stall, or that the back stairwell is an excellent place for some incline push-ups. Connect certain places with certain movements and use them accordingly. If it motivates you, get others involved.

Pick up something heavy  How much does your desk chair weight? Can you lift it over your head? Scope out something that would take a bit of effort to lift and go for it. This may not be appropriate–or safe–at the office, but there’s no reason why you can’t do it at home.

Start (or end) your day with a dance break  Or a yoga break, or a walk, or a calisthenics break. The important thing isn’t what you do, it’s that you create a ritual of it.

Stand up  You don’t need a standing workstation to simply get vertical regularly. Set a timer–or keep an eye on the clock–and decide to simply stand up on the hour and half-hour. Whether you move more, or just sit back down again, at least you shifted your position.

Get antsy  In between those standing times, forgo poise occasionally and fidget. Think of a kid waiting in line. Indulge your inner child and shift, twist, and bounce.

Pace yourself  Oh, bad pun! But seriously, seek out times when you can pace around–during phone calls or when trying to work out a problem are good options. A bonus: Walking helps us process and retain new information!

I create these blog posts so you can learn the most effective, simple, and efficient Paleo-based practices that counter the effects of aging. You deserve to love the way you look and feel throughout your entire wonderful life. But sometimes knowledge isn’t enough. If you need help figuring out how to actually incorporate these practices into your life, please reach out!

Wishing you wonderfulness!