May you be well!
There are many ways we can tend our body's need for movement and exercise. I trick myself into exercising by doing movement activities that I enjoy. What is your favorite exercise activity? I'd love to hear your answers. Just click on your favorite way to exercise below:
While we're on the topic of movement and exercise, I've discovered that when I schedule a block of time on my calendar for a "walk" or "dance", then I'm more willing to make time for exercise. Can you block out a few times for your favorite movement activity or exercise this week?
May you be well!
Your body needs movement every day tp stay healthy. Movement or exercise is a great way to get your energy moving in your body. Here are some ways to make exercise fun.
Walking is a gentle way to begin a new exercise routine. Walk 5 minutes at a time. Aim for 20 - 30 minutes total each day. Use a pedometer to track your distance if you prefer. Walk with a friend for support.
Dancing is also a fun way to exercise and lose weight. Start with slow tempos to warm up your body, then increase your heart rate with larger body movements and faster tempos. Experiment with different types of music and body movement. End with a slower song to cool down your body and keep hydrated. Make a mix of your favorite tunes and have fun moving to the beats!
What is your favorite way to move?
Do you have trouble exercising? Does the word “exercise” fill you with dread or boredom? Do you want to be more active but can’t figure out how to do that? I have a few secrets that help me view exercise as fun.
I confess that I hate to exercise. I have unhappy memories of gym class in elementary school. I remember running laps, counting the unending repetitions of sit-ups and failing to keep up with the other classmates. When I worked with a personal trainer, I remember her laughing as I struggled through another grueling set of weights or squats. I could never keep up with others in exercise classes at the local gym. There was a feeling of failure, shame and humiliation for me in each of these settings, which reinforced my desire to avoid exercise whenever possible.
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