No matter what our age is, all of us need to get up and move more. Movement does not mean going to the gym. It is possible to increase movement by parking further away from the store, and walking a little further. It could be a walk on the beach or through a park.
Movement gets the heart working harder, and increases our metabolism. It maintains or increases lean body mass (muscle), which burns more fuel (calories) throughout the day. It’s easy to add a few extra steps throughout the day while maintaining the same amount of food intake.
Losing weight or gaining fitness requires rewriting habits, and creating a healthy lifestyle. It needs to be fun, and easy to maintain. It is easy to change when we want the change to happen. Small changes like this increase calories burned, and slowly decrease body fat stores.
The best part of small changes is that they are not painful, it’s easy to incorporate into a busy life, and increases metabolism.
Challenge to those who accept. . .Monitor steps per day, and increase the distance walked daily. It’s easy with an app for your phone or a fitbit. Remember to document your daily steps, so you can see your improvement. To your health!
To Wellness for Everyone. . .Karen
Fitness & Wellness Coach