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10 ways to get more exercise – without really trying

Do it! Squeeze a little more activity out of your usual routine…


Man on stairsHe’s not late – he’s working out. Photograph: Tom Merton/Getty Images/OJO Images RF

Wish you were fitter but can’t stand the thought of jogging or joining a gym? These easy steps will make exercise part of your daily routine

by Joel Snape

Life is busy, and fitting in exercise can be tough, especially if you think of it as something that requires special clothing or a trip to the gym. But it’s worth the effort – as well as making you happier, there’s evidence that regular physical activity can protect you from everything from obesity to Alzheimer’s. And the truth is, it doesn’t have to be that hard. Make a few simple changes to your life and you’ll be in better shape in weeks – no changing rooms required.

1. Always take the stairs

Simple, and yet so easy to avoid. It’s easy to rationalise away taking the lift…

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Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

3 Comments on 10 ways to get more exercise – without really trying

  1. Thanks for the follow, Greg.


  2. puddlesofinkk // December 1, 2014 at 7:01 pm // Reply

    Such a good post!

    Liked by 1 person

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