Saturday, May 9, 2009

Movement Is Life, Life Is Movement

Today I want to talk about what small steps you can take to start getting back into shape. I know it is not always easy to stay motivated when it comes to exercise. Most people dread going to the gym with tons of people and fight for a machine. Or maybe you just don't feel comfortable with your body or don't care enough about yourself to even care at this point. Well I'm here to say you are worth it, we all are and we should be healthy for ourselves because we need to love who we are because this is it, this is who we are so we have to accept and deal with it. We need to try to be the best us we can be.

Movement is the key to staying healthy. Sitting at our desks all day and then sitting on our couch when we come home at night is a sure way to burn no calories and actually can cause depression which triggers comfort eating. Let's get out of these bad habits and try something new which will build our confidence to even do more.

*Here are some simple daily things you can do to start feeling better and have more energy.

Three Things You Can Do at Work:
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
  • Keep a pair of running shoes at your desk and turn lunchtime errands into a power walk.
  • Park your car a little further away from work so you can get in a walk.

Three Things You Can Do at Home:

  • Put an exercise machine like a stationary bicycle, a treadmill or a step climber in front of the television, and work out while you watch.
  • Do 10 squats or stretch while you’re on the phone.
  • Stretch in bed before you rise each morning or before you go to sleep at night.

Three Things You Can Do at Play:

  • Rediscover your neighborhood by taking walks and bike rides.
  • Take weekend hikes with your family.
  • Turn fun occasional activities into regular exercise, like salsa dancing, skating or cross-country skiing.

So get up, get out and start moving!

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  1. i liked your blog :)
    i'll stop by more often

  2. "Life is movement and movement is life",the famous orthopaedic organizations slogans. As I work in an orthopaedic institute, i like this slogan.
    Karen, ur blog is dope! Big Up!

  3. Oh so glad to hear you like it, thanks for the positive feedback... :)