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.
New routines can take some time to get going. If you’ve been trying to make your day more active, use this Monday to check in on your progress and to stay on track. Did you use January to make a new resolution? Consider Mondays instead! You can resolve to keep moving and try new activities every week. You haven’t fallen off the wagon yet! You might just need to make some minor adjustments.
“Let’s dance!” ― David Bowie Want to have fun and still get some cardio? We recommend a little boogie-woogie. This Monday, dance to improve your mood, your heart, and your life!
Instead of hopping in a car, try hopping on a bike. Keep your brain sharp and pedal toward happiness, leaving your stress behind. Whether you’re commuting to work or doing Move It Monday activities, include a bike ride.
Of course, you know time flies when you’re having fun. If your fitness routine needs some fun this Monday, try taking a class or signing up for group sports – volleyball, basketball, softball, or some ultimate Frisbee in the park. Plus, you can’t overlook the benefits, from stress reduction to making friends.
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!
Four categories of exercise target specific skills and muscle groups. Pick one this Monday to integrate into your weekly fitness routine and achieve optimal health.
April is Stress Awareness Month. While many may dismiss stress as just part of life, it is actually known as a ‘silent killer,’ and is 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 to overcome your stress.
Getting your body moving is one of the best things you can do for your health and well-being. But before you embark on your fitness outing, make sure you’re prepared.
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.