Improving your fitness doesn’t necessarily mean you need to add in another workout, an extra walk, or a bike ride.

When none of the above are an option, find ways to get more out of the things you’re already doing.

That’s exactly what one of the Reps And The Rest readers did:

“I started taking a couple 5lb weights on our daily 25 min walk to try to kill two birds with one stone.”

I love this idea. I often carry a backpack (or a child) when mowing the lawn or going for a walk.

If dumbbells or a backpack are not an option, add ankle or wrist weights when going for your usual walk, mowing the lawn, or even vacuuming.

-J

ps. I forgot to ask this particular reader her permission to share this, so I am doing it anonymously.