Here are some things you can do to increase your daily activity:
You can walk instead of driving if you can. When you go to the store, movies or out to visit with a friend, park your car as far as possible and then walk. You can use the stairs when available and carry your groceries to your car instead of using the cart. If you have the option of working while standing up, then you should take that option instead of sitting all day behind your desk. If you need to communicate with co-workers, you can just walk to your co-workers’ desks to discuss face-to-face instead of emailing. You could also challenge yourself to get up and change the channel, turn the ceiling fan on, etc. instead of using the remote.
If you have dog, use it as an excuse to go for a long walk and not just around the corner. While you are at the bus or the train (or waiting for just about any reason), you can stand up instead of sitting down. Use a self-propelled mower instead of one with a motor when cutting the grass. Shovel snow manually instead of using a snow blower. These are some of the ideas I pass on to my clients and most of them are now enjoying doing all these activities. They don’t even think they are doing any type of exercise. After some time, it feels second nature to them, and the extra calories burned by making these simple changes really add up.
I hope this helps,