10 Ways to Stay Active Between Workouts

A big part of the fitness lifestyle is to stay as active as possible when you aren't working out. By staying active, you keep your fat burning enzymes and metabolism active.


Don't make the mistake of laying around as much as possible until your workout. Research proves that your fat-burning enzymes SHUT DOWN when you SIT DOWN! Get up and move around during the day to keep your metabolism ramped up all day and burn more fat and calories.

You can't always workout. You have to let your body recover and rebuild itself. Over-training is common with many people. How do you know if you are over-training? Here are some signs:

1. Sluggishness
2. Lack of control during exercises
3. Longer rest periods are needed between sets
4. You are usually tired before your workouts
5. You are stressed out (when exercise should be your stress-buster!)

Here are 10 Ways to Stay Active between Workouts:

1. walk 30 moderately-paced minutes,
2. go swimming or play water volleyball,
3. walk-in-place while you watch television,
4. take a 30 minute bike ride after dinner,
5. take walking breaks at work,
6. walk or bike when you can instead of driving the car,
7. walk your dog,
8. do yardwork, (stop putting it off),
9. do your house chores (right!) and
10. walk at least 5 minutes every waking hour.

Remember, all movement burns calories. If you have other ideas, let us know!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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About Mark

About Mark

Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.