You’ve Got to MOVE IT!!!
It’s no secret that exercise is good for you – not only for you physically, but also for your mental wellbeing. While what you eat is important, no amount of kale will make up for inactivity. Regular physical activity controls weight, improves immune function, improves cognitive function, enhances the quality of your sleep, decreases inflammation, increases your energy and SO MUCH MORE!!! It contributes to your overall well-being.
#HealthTip: Move It!
Exercise doesn’t have to mean hours on end stuck on the treadmill. It’s about movement. Moving your body in ways that get your heart rate pumping, in short bursts of time. High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT workouts, are great options when time is limited and you want to get the most out of your workout.
Maybe that isn’t your thing. Cool. It doesn’t have to be. Movement, much like food, needs to be tailored to you, your personality, your body, and what works best for YOU. Different types of movement are going to nourish and strengthen your body in different ways. Be willing to experiment – what activities did you love to do as a kid? Think about your mood and your environment. Feeling stressed? A vigorous workout may be just what you need to ease the tension. Maybe you feel sluggish and your body is tight? Perhaps a gentler exercise like swimming or yoga will increase your flexibility.
If you are not a morning person, then don’t tell yourself you’ll workout in the morning. Everyone is different and you have to find what works best for YOU and set yourself up for sustainable success. Make exercise convenient for you, so you enhance your chances of making it happen.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park farther away from the door. Put your exercise clothes in a place where you have easy access and can see them. Incorporate movement into your daily life so it simply becomes part of your routine. Aim for 30-minutes daily. That doesn’t mean all 30-minutes have to be done at one time. Take a 15-minute brisk walk around the block on your lunch break, take your dog for a walk, or the kids to the park, or do push-ups and sit-ups while watching your favorite show on Netflix. Mix it up, try something new, and simply be consistent with moving your body. Your heart, your mind, your body and your soul will all thank you and you’ll feel better because of it!
While it may be March Madness for some, I am deeming the month of March to be “March Movement”! Here’s the deal: There are 31 days in March…move your body for at least 20-minutes a day, every single day in March. That’s it. Commit to moving your body every single day in March. It’s that simple.
Join March Movement and you’ll have exclusive access to a private FB group, with daily prompts, motivation, my favorite YouTube workouts, hot-seat coaching and more!! So, if you want to be a part of a supportive community that is ready to take March by storm and MOVE IT, then join me.
March Movement starts March 1st! Commit to movement and enroll today for only $27!!! Less than a $1/per day!