Simple ways to increase physical activity

by | Aug 28, 2018 | Mental Health, Articles, Children's Health, Exercise, Lung Health, Men's Health, Women's Health

We might all be ‘busy’ but do you prioritise ‘activity and exercise’?

Regular exercise is the most important thing you can do to optimise your quality of life today & maintain it in the future!

Here’s a list of simple ways you can increase your physical activity:


At home:

  • Join a walking group in the neighborhood. Recruit a partner for support & encouragement.
  • Push your baby in a stroller.
  • Enjoy an afternoon or weekend bike ride with your kids.
  • Walk up around the sports field or sidelines while watching your kids play sport.
  • Walk the dog — don’t just watch the dog walk at the park.
  • Clean the house or wash the car.
  • Drive less and walk or cycle more.
  • Do stretches, exercises, or pedal a stationary bike while watching tv.
  • Mow the lawn.
  • Plant & care for a vegetable patch or flower beds in the garden.
  • Play with the kids
  • Dance to your favourite music.
  • Exercise to a free youtube workout video or app.


At work:

  • Get off the bus or train one stop early and walk the rest of the way.
  • Replace a coffee break with a brisk 10-minute walk. Ask a coworker to go with you.
  • Take part in an exercise program at work or a nearby gym.
  • Start office lunchtime walking group.


At play:

  • Walk, jog or cycle.
  • Swim or do water aerobics.
  • Exercise classes- pilates, yoga, dance, or martial arts.
  • Play golf, tennis or squash, basketball, or soccer.
  • Take a long walk in nature.
  • Or anything to be having fun- most important!


Get out & get active today! Exercise can greatly reduce mental pressure and how stress can place great strain on your everyday health.


To learn more on how to further improve your health, book a consultation with Dr Rachel Murphy (Osteopath, Clinical Nutritionist) at the Family Wellness Group in Surrey Hills.

Call 9898 0222 or click here to book online.

Dr Rachel Murphy

Dr Rachel Murphy

In clinical practice, I continue to pursue passion for treating infants and children as well as pregnancy care, including pre and postnatal support. I have a strong belief that environment plays a crucial role in health and well being, and therefore treatment management must also include advice on exercise and nutrition, ergonomics, stretching, rehabilitation and lifestyle modification.
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