• 7 Ways to Get Physical Activity

    by Scott Isaacs, MD
    on Mar 18th, 2019

Physical activity, also known as “exercise” is something that’s easy to miss if any roadblock comes in the way. Everyone knows the health benefits of regular physical activity but making it a daily habit can be a challenge. Find different types of physical activity so that there is always something that you can do.

Bad Weather? No Problem!

If you prefer to get your physical activity in the great outdoors, then you know how discouraging bad weather can be. But a heat wave or stormy weather doesn’t mean you have to abandon your workout. Here are some great strategies to get your PA when being outside isn’t an option.

Walk inside a mall
If the weather turns ugly, don’t use it as an excuse not to get your PA. Take it inside and try walking the mall. Time how long it takes to complete a loop and then try to beat it the next time around.

Try one of the many workouts on YouTube or TV
They are free and available 24 hours a day. You can find one for every skill level and it can add variety to your typical routines.

Consider buying a piece of exercise equipment
Having a treadmill, exercise bike, stair machine, or rowing machine takes weather out of the equation. Set it up in front of a TV and watch your favorite shows while you get your PA.

Go to the gym
If you get in the habit of going regularly, it can be well worth the cost of membership.

Try playing an indoor sport
Many recreation centers offer indoor sports such as tennis, volleyball, basketball, swimming, skating, etc.

Walk the stairs
You can climb stairs at home or find a building nearby. Climbing stairs is a great workout that burns a lot of calories.

Dress for success and brave the elements
Some people say there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. Having the right gear for the weather makes all the difference. With a thick and waterproof jacket, a walk in the rain or cold can be enjoyable. The health and weight loss benefits of exercise can far outweigh the inconvenience of bad weather.

Let us know if you want to talk about adding physical activity and a new diet plan to your life as part of our intensive lifestyle-change program. We can help with medically supervised fast weight loss which is safe and effective for long-term weight management.

Health Management Resources (HMR) has been recognized for four consecutive years as the No. 1 Best Fast Weight-Loss Program by U.S. News and World Report. The HMR program is an intensive weight-loss and lifestyle change program designed to help you lose weight fast and build healthier routines that last.

The Decision-Free Diet is a highly scientifically-based weight-loss program is medically supervised and proven to work. You're guided through a simple Decision-Free diet structure that helps you quickly lose weight in a healthy, sensible way.

If you’re struggling with weight loss, you need the help of an obesity medicine specialist.

If you’d like to learn more about permanent weight loss, please feel free to call us or schedule an appointment with Dr. Isaacs using the online booking tool on this website.

Author Scott Isaacs, MD Endocrinologist and Weight Loss Specialist

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