Today we are focusing on exercise! Exercise is a key component to a healthy lifestyle. It may look like 30 minutes in the gym lifting weights before work or walking around the neighborhood after dinner with your dog. Make it work for you! Gardening, skiing, hiking, jumping on the trampoline with your kids – this is all exercise. Just get your body moving and your heart rate up for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week!
A few benefits of exercise:
-helps to control your weight
-lowers blood pressure & improves heart health
-improves your mental health
-protects against many chronic diseases
-improves quality of sleep
-it can be a fun way to socialize with friends
Start by making a small, attainable goal – like walking on 3 days of the week. Then gradually increase your goals. Get a friend or family member on board to help keep you accountable – I have a friend I have worked out with for years who encourages me in this area. One of my goals for April is to get 30 minutes of exercise daily – so you may see me documenting this in our stories on our social medias next month!
Let’s choose to get moving & improve our health with exercise + good nutrition.