No time for exercise? Easy tips to get moving. - Peripheral Vascular Associates
No time for exercise? Easy tips to get moving. - Peripheral Vascular Associates

No time for exercise? Easy tips to get moving.


Busy holiday schedule making it hard to find time to exercise? When you can’t seem to find time for a full workout, try these easy ways to simply get moving more.

Just remember during the busy holiday season you don’t have to be a gym hero to get enough physical activity to improve your health. There are a lot of easy, no-cost ways to boost your daily activity level which can help you have more energy, improve circulation, reduce your risk of illness and disease, and look and feel good!

Easy ways to boost your activity level:

  • Take your dog for a walk.
  • Take a walk with a family member. Keep it fun by exploring new neighborhoods or turning your walk into a scavenger hunt.
  • Take a fast stroll around the mall. Window shop, people watch and get active in a climate-controlled environment.
  • Walk and talk. Even if you’re glued to your phone for work calls, you don’t have to be glued to your chair. Make it a habit to talk and walk. Some workplaces have walking paths to make it even easier to burn while you earn.
  • Walk or jog in place, do yoga or lift weights, or walk on the treadmill at the gym while you watch your must-see TV shows.
  • Log more active time by parking farther away (or even leaving the car at home) and walking or biking to your destination.
  • Take the stairs when you can, even if just for a floor or two. And don’t ride the escalator – climb it. Those can be active steps, too!

It’s as simple as just moving more, with more intensity, and sitting less. You don’t have to make big life changes to see the health benefits. Just start adding a little more activity into your day, one step at a time. Any exercise that gets your heart rate up will help improve your vascular health and reduce your risk of stroke, diabetes, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and other vascular complications.

Peripheral Vascular Associates is proud to serve the San Antonio community and surrounding areas in vascular disease education, prevention, and treatment for over 43 years. Our vascular physicians are dedicated to helping our patients better understand how we can help them with vascular disease. If you would like more information about vascular health, please contact us or schedule an appointment at (210) 237-4444.

Source: American Heart Association
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