Tips to get off the Couch

Tips to get off the Couch

Before you unwind, hit the pause button and get off your behind!

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Meghan

Prolean Wellness’nutritionist, Meghan Doherty, gives her five best tips on getting off the couch and on to an active lifestyle by usig what you’ve got!

 

Tip #1: Use the 5 minute rule. Give yourself just 5 minutes to get up and off the couch to begin a workout regimen. If you are still not in the mood to get moving after 5 full minutes, give yourself a rest and try again tomorrow. However, try not to sit down for at least an hour before lying down for bed.
Tip #2: Sit up and down 10 times before sitting down in the chair before watching TV.

Tip #3: Stand up every 30 minutes during the day and take a short walk every hour that you are sedentary.

Tip #4: During a commercial break: Hold a plank for 30 seconds; 30 Bicycle Crunches; 30 Crunches; and 30 Reverse Crunches

Tip #5: Make time for yourself! Make a date with yourself (or with a loved one/friend) to go on a daily stroll outdoors. Whether it be first thing in the morning, on a break at work, or after dinner… walk around a school track, cruise through the mall before it opens, or stroll through your neighborhood. Take in the fresh air, fall smells, and maybe a good conversation or upbeat song, too. It will boost your mood and activity levels. Aim for 10,000 steps per day!

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