THESE UNIQUE TIMES - Being Active and Staying Active is key.
Exercise benefits: Energy increase l Manufacture and release of endorphins, the body's feel-good chemicals l Amplified strength and stamina l Increase in brain power, clear thinking l Disease and disability prevention l Better, deeper, more restful sleep l Alleviates depression l Decreases stress l Increases lean tissue and decreases body fat l Enhances circulation l Keeps bones strong and prevents osteoporosis l Increases self-esteem l Helps to break other bad habits
Motivation to begin: Use self rewards l Toot your own horn l Take a class through your local parks and rec – something you've always meant to do like belly dancing or water ballet l Start a group and perform fitness videos together l Be active with your family l Make exercise a priority l Find the time and assign a time l Do it (make it fun) l Make it a habit (it'll take 6-8 weeks for the habit to be ingrained) l Use positive thinking (Tell yourself you're giving yourself a gift) l Reduce the obstacles (put your exercise clothes out before you go to bed, keep your bike in top condition, pay for your gym membership ahead of time) l Hitch exercise to an essential (bike to work!) l Have others help you be accountable l Find a role model l Acknowledge that there are pros and cons l Don’t sweat the times you don't exercise
NOW LET’S DO THIS.