14 Fun Ways to Move More Every Day

1. Take short walks — Break up long periods of sitting with short walks. Aim for a 5 to 10 minutes at a time.

2. Use the stairs — Choose the stairs instead of elevators or escalators. It’s a simple way to add more physical activity to your routine.

3. Stand up regularly — If you have a desk job, try standing up while on phone calls or during short breaks. Consider a standing desk.

4. Stretching breaks — Incorporate stretching into your daily routine. Stretch your arms, legs and back to help maintain flexibility.

5. Desk exercises — Perform simple exercises at your desk, like leg lifts, seated leg marches or seated torso twists.

6. Park farther away — When going to work, the store or other destinations, park farther away from the entrance to get in some extra steps.

7. Use a pedometer or fitness tracker — Monitoring your steps can be motivating. Aim for at least 10,000 steps a day, and use a pedometer or fitness tracker to track your progress.

8. Active commuting — If possible, bike or walk to work. If your workplace is too far, consider parking a few blocks away and walking the remaining distance.

9. Take the long route — Instead of choosing the shortest route, opt for the longer one. This applies whether you’re walking, cycling, kayaking or doing anything else active.

10. Lunchtime walks — Use part of your lunch break for a brisk walk. It’s a great way to refresh your mind and increase your daily activity.

11. Dance — Turn on some music and dance around the house. It’s a fun and effective way to get your heart rate up.

12. Active hobbies — Choose hobbies that involve movement, such as gardening, playing a sport or even cleaning the house.

13. Bodyweight exercises — Incorporate bodyweight exercises like squats, lunges and push-ups into your routine. These can be done anywhere and don’t require special equipment.

14. Set reminders — Use alarms or reminders on your phone or computer to prompt you to stand up, stretch or move throughout the day.