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Staying active doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it can be free! Here are a few simple activities you can do every day – and they won’t cost you a penny.

Staying active doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it can be free! Here are a few simple activities you can do every day – and they won’t cost you a penny.

Indoors

  • Dance while brushing your teeth.
  • Water bottles or soup cans make great substitutes for lighting weights.
  • Go back to the basics with sit-ups, push-ups or wall sits.
  • Commit to doing 5 sit-ups or push-ups for every hour of TV you watch
  • Load a laundry basket with clothes at make it into a weight lifting activity.
  • Talk to your property manager or landlord about how to pool resources and/or organize activities for your housing community.
  • Walk or ride your bike to work
  • Take the stairs. With permission, run or walk up and down stairwells in public buildings.
  • Borrow a fitness VHS tape or DVD from a friend or family member. Ask them if they want to do it with you.
  • Tune in and participate with “Sit and Be Fit” on KSPS. Check your TV guide for show times.
  • Walk with a friend

Outside

  • Walk to the grocery store (if you are able) or park your car at the back of the lot.
  • Walk the dog and do it for five minutes longer, or better yet, take them out an extra time per day.
  • Utilize the soccer field, basketball or tennis courts in a local park. There’s likely others looking for a quick pick-up game.
  • Borrow a bike and helmetfrom a friend and treat yourself to the same fun you had as a child.
  • Use our Spokane County Walking Maps to find new trails to walk with friends and family.
  • Help out with some hands-on community service projects, like building homes with Rebuilding Together.

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