Dogs are our best friends, and apparently, they’re also pretty reliable workout partners. Results from a large-scale study show that dog owners are four times more likely to meet daily physical activity guidelines than non-dog owners.
During the colder months, it’s even more critical to find ways to stay active. Although your body can adjust to missing a couple days of exercise, your endurance will take a hit if you skip too many consecutive workouts.
You know you’ve uttered the words: “But I don’t have time to work out” to yourself dozens, if not hundreds, of times. It’s OK, you don’t need a lot of time to fit in some exercise. You only need time to move a bit. There are a few times throughout the day when you can squeeze in a walk without disrupting your schedule.
Performing stretches regularly is the most effective way to prevent loss of flexibility. Stretching also prevents muscle contractures and improves physical ability. Here are three simple partner assisted stretches that can help improve your flexibility.
The New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities is collaborating with The Monday Campaigns to make it easier for people with disabilities to participate in healthy, physical activities every Monday.
Exercising in the water provides several advantages, especially for those who might have more limited mobility. Being gravity free, aquatics provide workouts for those with ailments such as osteoarthritis or muscle strains, and are highly recommended for people with severe disabilities and high blood pressure.
You probably know you need to exercise. What you probably don’t know is how to squeeze the time it takes to exercise into your schedule. To help you fit in a little fitness every Move It Monday, we've gathered a few easy exercises you can do at work (or anywhere for that matter) that can be performed in very little time.
Re-discover your commitment to exercise by organizing a Monday Mile. Create a one-mile group walk, jog, or run with family, friends, or colleagues to make your Mondays memorable!
Doing good makes you feel good. This Monday, consider joining a charity event that gets you moving and giving back.