Many of us genuinely want to move more. We know we should especially when our clothes are getting tighter and we are out of breath after walking up a few stairs. Today's average lifestyle doesn't help. We go from our beds to a seat in a vehicle that transports us to our office chair where we sit for at least another eight hours. Then we head home to sit in front of the TV while we scarf down dinner we bought on the way home. Many of us then proceed to either watch more TV or spend more time on our electronic device all the while reclining on our couches, chairs, or beds. Why?
The reason is not so simple. There are many reasons that we have trouble moving more and changing our behavior.
Break the cycle! perhaps by cycling :-)
Remember when you used to enjoy bike rides, long walks, playing a sport, dancing, or even playing with the kids in the yard? Remember how it felt to get the heart pumping and your muscles moving? We need to find movement we enjoyed and bring it back into our lives. This doesn't mean we need to train for a marathon (although if that brought you pleasure then by all means carry on).
Try to combine things you enjoy that are not active with activity. For example:
These are just some ideas of combining something you enjoy with movement. What are your ideas??? We'd love to hear your suggestions. Please submit your suggestions in the comments section.
Adding movement in all areas of your life will ultimately increase your physical and emotional well-being.
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