“And we can help create a culture – imagine this – where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.” – Michelle Obama
We all know that regular exercise is essential to good health, and there are plenty of resources out there provided by professionals that can guide you through different types of exercise routines, tailored to your needs and limitations.
We’re advocating for lifestyle changes, and so we want to help you achieve a more active lifestyle as a whole. Here are some suggestions:
- Move around while you get through your day. Throw on some upbeat music and have an impromptu dance party during your ten minute break or while you cook dinner!
- Make your daily chores fitter. Take the stairs at work, walk to and from the grocery store, bike to and from work, you name it.
- Take the long way. For example, go to the bathroom or break room on the opposite side of the building at work. Make a list of at least ten things that you could do to get some extra steps in, and commit to getting one more done every day for the week.
- Remind yourself that you’re choosing to be healthier. Don’t feel sorry for yourself and/or feel like someone is forcing to do this. You love yourself, and you are choosing to show it by exercising.
- Record your exercise. Keep a journal or get a fitness tracking device, but keep yourself motivated by recording your activity – down through your steps.
- Challenge yourself and your friends. Keep yourself motivated to do your best. Get your family and friends involved, and turn this into a group competition to get the most activity in!
- Have fun being active! Don’t stick to treadmills and exercise balls. Go for a hike with your family, take walks around the neighborhood, go to spin class for girls’ night… but have fun.