Im back to health again after long time focusing mostly on finances and the environment. Like I say everywhere in the blog, these things are quite interconnected, and some of the rules that apply to your finances can apply to your health.
The one I have been thinking about most recently is the automation portion. Every morning when I get to the office, I park in the farthest parking spot that I can from the door. Im typically one of the first ones there, so I do have my choice, but choose to park quite far away. So, I walk a bit further to get into the door, and feel nice and energized when I get there.
However, I dont think you need to do this ALL the time. One example for me is target: I swear, whenever I go in there it rains or snows, without fail. That, coupled with the big-box store mentality of parking close to the entrance, I typically try to find a parking spot as close as I can to the front door. To me, this isnt a big deal at all. I go to target about once every week and a half or two weeks, so not taking the extra steps is not that big of a deal. However, I go to work EVERYDAY. Taking those steps everyday will create a solid routine for the future, and will also add up over time.
Just like with saving money, in health, Every little bit counts.
This solution also works well with messages you need to take around the office. You could use the phone, but you’ll probably feel better if you walk up a few steps to talk to whomever you need to talk to. I’ve never worn a pedometer or tried to count steps, but if you’re interested, you can get them for cheap or probably get a free one.
Another healthy routine to get into is eating breakfast. I know you heard it from your mom everyday, but it’s the truth. I usually dont have mine at home, but I eat it while at work. I just keep a box of blueberry flavored granola in my desk and have a cup when I get to work every morning. Couple this with a bottle or 2 of water, and I’m set for the day. (I’m not all that dependent on caffinene, and with the granola, I dont really need to be. Its very energy dense, and keeps me going through lunch.)