Healthy motion can fit comfortably into your daily routine without significant or difficult changes.
It's movement that gives us...
healthy joints, strong bones, physical strength, good circulation; including cardiovascular circulation, good coordination and reflex reactivity; improved learning skills and concentration, and mental well-being. Without it we would deteriorate.
Did you know that there are several ways you can incorporate healthy movement? When you enjoy what you are doing you are more likely to stick with it. There are fun and clever ways to move your body so that it is part of your daily routine.
Stand more, sit less
Park farther away from the entrance to a store
Take the stairs not the elevator
Break your daily walk up into smaller pieces
Start small and build up
Have a plan 45 minutes or less/day
In the Habits of Health Transformational System, our approach to motion is much different from what fitness gurus typically recommend. If you have watched late-night television, you know exactly what I mean. There is always a secret new exercise machine or intense exercise program that is suddenly better than everything else, and if you just sweat hard enough, you’ll have the health you always dreamed of.
Scheduled exercise time matters. That hour in the gym or the hour you spend with your home exercise equipment is an important part of your journey. However, if we are only in motion 5 hours a week (5 gym visits, 1 hour each), that leaves a huge amount of time in the week where we are sedentary. If we integrate motion into your daily life, you might not be curling a dumbbell but you’re still burning calories and unlocking the benefits of being regularly active.
You don’t need to change into workout clothes and brace yourself for a grueling workout to build these habits. They can fit comfortably into your daily routine without significant or difficult changes.
When your day is filled with healthy motion, you burn more calories and unlock several health benefits. You might feel yourself having more energy, feeling less stressed, and being more present in your day.