Our bodies are designed to amble, roam, wander, stroll…
Don’t worry about running a marathon, riding a bike for 2 or 3 hours, or throwing your body into high intensity, strenuous jumping to try to “get fit”.
Rather than thinking of improving your health with “exercise” in the way we have become to dislike the term, a better way to look at living a prolonged HEALTHY life is by just being active.
The best way to receive multiple health benefits is to simply get moving. It only takes 20 minutes a day for those benefits to take place – even just standing for 20 minutes without doing anything else can greatly improve your health! A nice walk for 20 minutes a day adds healthy time to your lifespan, and reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Here are some simple 20-minute ideas to get you moving:
- Take a walk
- Work in the garden
- Go for a swim
- Ride your bike through the neighborhood
- Window shop in the mall
- Put on your favorite music and dance
- Walk around the room while you’re on the telephone
- Go outside with your child or grandchild and participate in their games or activities
Do anything that requires your body to move. Many physiological changes will occur in your body that will result in better health. What’s more, it doesn’t matter what age you start this activity. Anyone and everyone can enjoy the benefits of repeated daily movement.
“A body in motion tends to stay in motion” – a human body in motion tends to be a healthy body in motion.
So walk, don’t run, for a healthier, happier you!
For more information on how to improve your health and be fit, contact Julia Johnson at Life in Motion Fitness for a FREE fitness consultation in the East Valley cities of Chandler, Sun Lakes, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale, Arizona TODAY! For more information about in-home personal training services in Arizona, visit www.limseniorfitness.com.