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Just move

Whatever your workout is, it’s ok. It’s all good. What? Did I get your attention? We are so inundated with workout options, mud runs, HIIT, Barre, Crossfit, yogalates…this just might surprise you!

It’s pretty sobering to realize that the entire endeavor can be reduced to two words:

Just move.

I’m serious. If you’re reading this sitting down, stand up. Pick one: Go for a walk. Dance. Run. Jump. Ride a bike. Swim. Stretch. Do some yoga. Do gymnastics. Play basketball. Play softball. Play tennis. Wrestle. Skate. Hike. Do squats. Jump rope. Hula Hoop. Flip tires. Jumping Jacks. The list goes on.

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Do something that makes you sweat — for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week, if you’re an adult.  It doesn’t matter how old you are, or how out of shape.

Just move.

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Fact. Both men and women underestimate the amount of time they spend idle and overestimate the time they spend active.

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Of course, you can, and should, eat healthfully, loading up on vegetables and whole grains and minimizing your intake of fats and sugars. You definitely need a consistently good night’s sleep.

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But in the end, those aren’t as critical as getting some exercise.  Infrequent exercise isn’t enough if you’re seated in front of a computer all day.  Think about fitting into your schedule exercise everyday.  Do any/any combination of:

aerobic cardio (think jogging, swimming)

strength (weights, body weight exercises)

flexibility (yoga, stretching)

You should be moving most… if not every day of the week. Fact. We sit too much. We sit at desks. We sit driving, We sit watching tv. Our bodies were meant to move, every single day. So find what works for you, what is fun for you and m-o-v-e!

It’s all good news. A small workout is better than none.  Any exercise you do for yourself is beneficial.  Whatever your workout it’s ok.  Just move. 🙂

So there you have it.

How complex is your workout schedule?

Is your current workout sustainable for a lifetime?

Autumn

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***Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor first before starting new fitness routines to ensure that they’re right for you.***All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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