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For many of us, our typical days encourage a sedentary lifestyle, and becoming active takes some effort. Driving to an office and working at a desk restrict activity. Watching a lot of television or sitting at the computer can also contribute to an inactive, sedentary lifestyle.
There are simple steps you can take to increase daily activity. Remember, every little bit helps:
Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator
Park the car at the far end of the parking lot and walk to the store or the office
Get off the bus one stop early if you're in an area safe for walking
Turn off the television or video game and head for the garden, rake the leaves, wash the car or just take a walk
Find activities that your whole family will enjoy, such as tennis, roller-blading or hiking
Just by looking at your daily routine, you may be able to find ways to pack more activity into your day in addition to exercising.
Where you work may be one of the least conducive environments to keeping to a weight loss plan. However, there are things you can do to help stay on track with your weight loss plan at work:
Bring healthy snacks, such as cut-up fruits and vegetables, to have on hand when you get hungry
Avoid going to office social gatherings hungry – plan ahead to avoid the temptation of high-calorie treats like birthday cake and cookies
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.