Avoid sleeping in
Snoozing until noon cuts into the time you thought you’d spend working out or making plans with loved ones. Plus, it throws off your body’s internal clock, meaning you won’t sleep as well during the week. Try sticking to the same schedule that you do during the week for more (refreshed, energetic) time.
Take a morning stroll
Taking a walk as soon as you wake up—even before coffee and brunch—gets your workout out of the way. You’ll come back feeling energized and empowered to tackle the rest of your weekend activities.
Get up at least once an hour
Sitting hours on end five days a week is bad enough—when you start bringing work home for the weekend, health problems from staying sedentary get even worse. If you need to spend time hunkered in front of your computer, spend 10 minutes every hour doing equipment-free exercises like lunges, push-ups, or jumping jacks. It won’t cut into too much work time, but could add up to more than an hour’s worth of exercise by the end of the day. This is what could happen to your brain when you’re stressed.