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If you work in an office setting or spend a lot of time sitting there is a good way to get at least 10 minutes of activity every hour. you can set your watch for an alrm to go off after fifty minutes, then get up and move around. My office is in my home and if I know I am going to be logging a lot of time sitting down I use and egg timer. I set it for fifty minutes and when it dings I get up for ten minutes and move around. Then I reset the timer
Keep your exercise clothes beside your bed and put them on before you leave your room. Do the normal things you do then get outside for a walk or if it is awful out, turn on an exercise video. Heck, just turn on some music and dance. You are going to feel a lot better believe me.
No matter how big or small it is, if I eat or drink it, I track it. At first I just ate whatever and tracked it later to see what I consumed. Now I plan ahead and track my food BEFORE I eat it, so I can see whether I can afford to eat everything I planned or if it will be outside of my nutritional goals. I can then adjust if necessary before it's too late. :)
I have a big glass of water least 16 oz. in every room living room ,kitchen , bedroom so I have no excuse to not drink it .When I leave the house no meter where I go I have a reusable 32 oz. sport bottle with me .At the end of the day is adding up to about 1 gallon in a half.
If you don't leave the house everyday, get up and get dressed including putting your shoes on. You will probably find that you are more active and get more done. It also makes it more difficult to nap. You might even feel like getting some extra exercise in!
The improved materials for sports are great for making your exercise more enjoyable. Look for end of season sales if you have sticker shock and remember you will wear them more often than "regular" clothes so they end up being worth the cost "per wear." Hang dry (especially chamois bike shorts) and avoid dryer sheets that will reduce their ability to wick sweat away and reduce the lifetime of the product.