While your commitment to personal training is commendable, exercising for an hour a day (or every other day) does not permit us to be – for lack of a better word – “lazy” for the rest of the day. While you don’t necessarily need to move every hour, you should avoid sitting for long periods of time (whether at your desk or on the couch) and get up and walk around or stretch when you can. There are many ways in which you can continue to move your body, including: household chores, taking the dog for a walk, walking (as opposed to driving) to get your groceries, participating in a group class, etc.
When it comes to your workout program, it’s important to incorporate movement that you enjoy and feel comfortable doing as this will go a long way towards helping you achieve your goals. Doing exercises that you don’t enjoy is bound to zap your motivation and make it less likely that you’ll stick with your program. Consequently, finding a program you enjoy will help ensure you maintain a long-term, active lifestyle instead of reverting back to the comforts provided by a sedentary lifestyle. If you enjoy the way your body feels during and after a boxing session or during a high intensity interval training session, for instance, why not incorporate these into every session?
Just. Keep. Moving.