Boost Your Activity with a Challenge !


Follow these simple steps, make them a habit and before you know it, you have created a fitness lifestyle…

Step 1:

Choose your Challenge. Pick one or more increases in your daily routine from the list below Challenge Checklist with a Pencilor create your own challenge.


Step 2:

Journal to record your fitness lifestyle Write down how you felt the first day you made the change – was it difficult or a little too easy?  Example – if your goal is #1 from below, walk up 1 flight of steps and then see if you can talk normally when you get to your office, or are you winded? Either way, jot that down. If you weren’t winded, you should add another floor. Make it challenging.

Step 3:

Calendar with a pencil to note the day of the monthSet your calendar to check your progress in 30 days. On day 30, look at what you wrote the first day. How did you feel then compared to now? Were you able to continue every day? Did you have any setbacks? How do you feel about your progress? Record your answers – write them down in your fitness journal.

Step 4: 

Challenge yourself to increase your activity. Mix it up and make it fun!!

Step 5:

Now share your story – leave us a comment on your experience and help others get motivated too!!

Repeat Steps 1-5 for another 30 days.

Our List…

Here are some simple lifestyle changes you can make now. Remember to have fun with it – bring a co-worker or two! 

  • #1 – Take the stairs Office Steps for lifestyle fitness instead of the elevator or escalator (walk up the escalator if you are just beginning). If your office is on a high floor, stop one floor below and take the stairs. If you can carry on a conversation (you aren’t winded), then you might want to consider adding an additional floor.


  •      #2 – Walk or bicycle to work or when doing your errands.


  • Person with a fitness lifestyle Walking in Sneakers#3 – When you drive, park a little further from your destination and  walk the rest of the way.


  • Motivational Mousepad #4 – Take physical activity breaks during the day. Get up, walk around and enjoy the break!  And no, you don’t have to head to the gym at every break. But be sure you don’t sit down – go for a walk, stand and read. Go down a flight of stairs and come back up. It’s great for you to get up, but don’t negate the good by sitting back down in a different spot.


  • Washing the Car by Hand   #5 – Reduce your use of energy-saving machines. For example, wash your car by hand.


  • Bus Stop sign for lifestyle fitness#6 – When you ride a bus, walk to the next stop before boarding (or get off at an earlier stop and walk to your destination).


  • #7 – Use your ideas – try new activities, such as dancing, gardening, or bowling.

Enjoy !!   And don’t forget to share your successes – we’d love to hear from you and I’m sure your co-workers would too.

Visit our Contacts Page to send us your story.

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Author: Joan E Wilder

We provide information and motivation focused on the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

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