Physical activity comes with psychological and physiological benefits that can help improve mood and manage stress. All forms of exercise — from walking and jogging to yoga and weight lifting — can help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. Plus, many forms of movement are free, accessible to all individuals, and doesn’t come with any unpleasant side effects (when done properly).
It may seem counter-intuitive, but the best way to manage and mitigate the symptoms of arthritis is by incorporating more movement — be it carefully — into your daily routine.
February is American Heart Month and we’re highlighting some of the positive impacts physical activity can have on your heart. Making a plan to become more active has many benefits to your health.
When making a lifestyle change, especially one related to your physical fitness, periodically tracking your accomplishments allows you to enjoy the journey as it’s happening; but more importantly, a monthly re-evaluation will motivate you to continue to persevere when the pace of improvement slows as well as assess what aspects of your routine need an adjustment.
Set yourself up for success this Monday by following a program that emphasizes incremental progress and small steps forward to meet your fitness goals.
Making slight modifications to your daily routine can lead to monumental life transformations. If you want to expand your range of motion and incorporate more physical activity into your day, then you’ve got to go small and walk home.
This Monday, make an appointment to meet with your doctor and make sure you leave knowing these core four measurements of health.
When it comes to fitness, everyone begins at a different starting point, but regardless of your current level of activity, you can use Monday as an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming year and keep yourself on track.
The key to staying active is all about protecting your body from injury and preparing it for potentially strenuous physical exertion. Check out our most popular articles and exercises that can help you find your flexibility and ready yourself for your next workout.
To help inspire you and your loved ones to Move it Monday, we’ve compiled a list of the year’s most popular articles and exercises focused on getting fit as a family.