The month of May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and I believe an excellent opportunity for a renewal. Renewal to becoming and staying active. Remember New Years? Summer is close by and what better way to prep for it.
If you are like me your planning to be very busy.
Not everyone desires to be a tri-athlete, however everyone can I believe find an activity they enjoy and that gets them moving. I know folks who live for their pick up games. I have two long time friends who are dedicated runners, and another who is an avid swimmer. All have careers and day jobs. They choose these outlets because they like them and gets them moving.
PAG Physical Activity Guidelines
The website above provides an excellent platform to getting started. Lead by The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, I believe it an excellent resource.
Get the blood pumping, heart rate moving, get stimulated and sweat. Feel better. Exercise does that.
It's a proven fact.
According to an article by the Mayo Clinic, moderate exercise includes things like brisk walking and mowing the gard. Vigorous exercise would being running and dancing, while strength training uses weights or heavy gardening. (Get the rake out)
- If your beginning start small. Take the stairs not the elevator or go for a walk. Enjoy it. Look at what's around you.
- If you see someone extremely fit ask them what inspired them
- Don't ask your kids to mow the lawn. You do it. Ask them to fold all the clean laundry.
- Try. Make an effort. Dedicate time to exercise and call it "me time"