Although there's no doubting the importance of regular exercise, incorporating more movement into your day shouldn't be limited to structured activity. Simply getting up -- out of the chair or off the couch -- can make a difference in your health.
The challenge lies in finding and creating more opportunities for physical activity, however small. It's a process not unlike the decision to eat more vegetables. A collection of simple, healthy strategies can upgrade your daily diet of activity. Try one or two of these suggestions -- or do them all. It's up to you. Any small change you make has the potential to affect how you feel today and how you'll feel years from now.
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The Benefits of Not Sitting Still
Stand up for an additional hour each day. You'll burn an extra 5,000 calories over the course of a year.
Every 20 steps, you burn one calorie.
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