Happy New Year! Finally, 2021 is here. A new year with new hope for better days ahead. Many of us begin each new year with goals for ourselves. Some people want to learn something new. Others plan to improve their fitness levels. Some of us just want to lose weight. Health Empowered You wants to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. To do that we have set a 2021 goal for ourselves as well. We plan to share content at least once a week. Our topics will include:
Mindset Monday - Get to know the role your mindset plays in improving your health and wellness
Special Topic Tuesday - Health impacts including environmental, parasites, breaking research
Wellness Wednesday - Holistic lifestyle factors that can change your life
Transformation Thursday - Discover small ways to transform your health
Fitness Friday - Learn more about movement
Sustenance Saturday - Whole foods, water, supplements, herbs, oils, recipes, vitamins
Spirt Sunday - Uncovering the true self, happiness, time for you, love, relaxation, meditation
Since today is Friday, we will begin with a Fitness Friday topic: 10 easy ways to move more at home.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and fears, many of us are spending way more time at home these days. That can mean a more sedentary lifestyle. Many studies have proven the negative impacts of a sedentary lifestyle on our physical and mental health. One study found that increased sedentary time has a significant negative impact on health that is not abated by our daily workout. Researchers emphasize that ‘reducing sedentary time should be targeted” to improve health outcomes.
Since many of us rarely leave the house we are finding that it’s not so easy to keep moving. There’s no walking to and from transportation, no going out to lunch with our co-workers, no sports with friends on the weekends, and no dancing while watching live music performances. Instead, many of us find ourselves watching more Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, and Amazon Prime Video. This usually means more time on the couch, recliner, or even in bed. So, what can we do to get move movement while we spend more time at home? Go ahead and watch your shows but move while you do it.
No matter how you increase your move minutes, know that you are improving your health and maybe even your relationships. Happy New Year!
Please check with your doctor before beginning any new fitness routine.
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