Thursday, October 31, 2013

Be Healthy


Don't wait until January 1st to start living a healthier life.  There are ways to get fit right now and stay fit through the holiday season.  Creating the good habit is half the battle.

1. Get outside and go!  Fall can be a treat for the senses: the crisp air, pumpkin carving, apple picking and beautiful fall foliage are all around you.  These few months are a great time to exercise outdoors without the sweltering heat or freezing temperatures.  Find a hiking or cycling trail, canoe or kayak.  Remember, working out doesn't have to be a chore.  Have some fun!

2.  Think outside the box.  Has it been your dream to learn to tap dance or box?  There's no time like the present to find a class that works for your schedule.  Classes are starting everywhere in the next few weeks. 

3. Be an active TV watcher.  Watching television doesn't mean you have to be a couch potato.  While you watch you can run in place, do standing lunges, tricep dips off the couch or lift weights.  Commercials are the perfect time to get in a set of push-ups or sit-ups.  You have an average of 20 minutes of commercial time during an hour program to get fit.

4.  Integrate exercise into your life.  Park your car farther away from the grocery store, take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk during your lunch break.  This may be the easiest way to get started on a healthier path.

5.  Rejuvenate.  Fall is the time to rejuvenate your body.  Your time spent doesn't have to always be about physical training.  Good health is also about mind and spirit.  Learn to meditate.  Treat yourself to a massage after a run.  

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