Move more every day. from 11 Ways to Get in Shape for Summer, and Make the Results Last for Life

11 Ways to Get in Shape for Summer, and Make the Results Last for Life

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Move more every day.

Incorporating more activity into your daily routine is one of the best ways you can both get in shape for summer and build a healthy exercise habit that will last for life. “Start finding more active ways of daily living now,” says Billy Polson, a certified personal trainer and founder of DIAKADI, San Francisco's largest personal training only gym. He suggests riding your bike to work, getting off the bus or subway a few stops early, and swapping the elevator for the stairs. “A lot of clients also find it helpful to wear an activity monitor, like a Fitbit, to monitor your daily general activity and challenge yourself to a minimum each day,” he said. “If you reach the end of the day and you still need some more activity, then walk the block or do squats and lunges while watching TV. By making these swaps part of your daily life now, you're creating habits that will last longer than bikini season.”

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