Let’s Spring Into Action

Let’s Spring Into Action

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Now that the weather is warming up and the sun is shining longer, it's time to focus on physical activity.

  • Strive for 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week
  • Aim for 10,000 steps/day
  • Add exercise to your daily routine by having a set time for it (write it down in your planner/schedule)
  • Find multiple activities that you enjoy doing. Ex: walking (outside or at the mall)
  • Wear comfortable walking or jogging sneaker and clothes
  • Stay hydrated! Drink water, before, during and after exercise
  • Keep it fun!
    • Listen to music or plan to meet a friend
    • Join a sports league
    • Play tag w/ your children
  • Hold yourself accountable – create goals and have rewards system in place (non-food)
  • Remember SOMETHING is better than nothing; so every little bit of exercise helps

Benefits:

  • Boosts energy
  • Can relieve tension, anxiety, depression & anger
  • Improves mental acuity, memory and mood
  • ↑HDL (good cholesterol)
  • ↓ Triglycerides
  • Prevents/manages high blood pressure
  • May prevent/delay type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, & certain cancers
  • Improves flexibility and coordination
  • Improves back pain
  • Increases breathing efficiency
  • Improves circulation