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.
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.
There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to bring the family closer. So why not turn your plain-old, ordinary exercises into a family fitness challenge.
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.
While many may dismiss stress as just part of life, it's actually known as a ‘silent killer’ as a result of the negative health outcomes it can trigger. Now is the time to listen to what your stress is saying before it stresses you out. This Monday, reconnect to your plan to stay fit and keep moving in order to reduce your stress level.
Not an athlete? Not a problem! This Monday, you can still celebrate the beginning of spring training by getting yourself into gear for a new season.
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!
Do you experience the weekday afternoon slump? Try adding a mid-day workout! Using your lunch hour to get some physical activity may have positive effects on the way you work during the day.