If you want to change your health, then I suggest you start a movement…..
Everyone seems to dread the word exercise so I suggest you start a movement toward more daily activity. The fact is you need to move to improve your overall health.
Movement – an act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed.
This does not mean that you have to join a gym or run a marathon. The daily action of moving your body is enough to get you started and to make changes in your overall health. Whether you work in an office environment or work from home, you know that “sitting” has become one of the leading causes for many health-related issues. Sitting plays a major role in increased blood pressure, joint issues, obesity, diabetes – you get the picture.
All is not lost, you can immediately improve your health by moving every 30 to 60 minutes. Walk around the building or your home, walk to the kitchen, take a couple of flights of stairs. If you have a treadmill, you can go walk on it for a few minutes. The general rule is to try to get 250 steps every hour throughout your day. This will help you with weight loss and benefit your health.
Do that for several weeks until you find that you are doing it without much thought = making that movement habit. When you reach this point, you may want to consider adding in some “exercise” (there, I said it – that dreaded word)! 30 to 60 minutes per day of moderate exercise is all you need to significantly improve your health. There are so many options for exercise – walking, running, Zumba or other dance classes, weight lifting (a must for aging gracefully) or biking to name a few. You don’t even need a gym. In this digital age, you can find work outs on your phone, tablet or computer. You can pretty much work out anywhere, anytime at any place.
For me, I like a variety of exercise options. I walk, run, do yoga, lift weights and do the occasional class. This exercise regimen gives me lots of variety, hits the cardio and weights need for aging and gets me some much-needed stretching. There are several keys to creating and sticking with an exercise program:
3 Keys to Movement
- Do what you love. If you don’t love running, don’t do it. Choose something else that you look forward to and want to do. (I love to run!)
Warning – Exercise can lead to this:
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For a Good Life After 50 – start moving!