January is Fitness Month
No matter what your resolution is this year, physical activity can go a long way in helping you focus on your goals. Being active helps you be healthier and stronger and feel your best at every age in mind and body. Getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least 5 days a week helps to lower your risk of serious illness and improve your mood. Whether you're a couch potato imagining a more active life, a senior with a few aches, a busy parent, or a weekend warrior, it can be tough to start and keep moving. Don't beat yourself up. Remember that you are a work in progress, which means you will get there a little at a time and not all at once.
The new year is a great time to commit to a healthier lifestyle, but it doesn't mean you have to resign yourself to time in a crowded gym with lots of other well-meaning people. Do things that you love to do and you'll never feel like your workout is work. Take a walk around your neighborhood or parking lot at work, invite a friend or your kids to go on a bike ride, or join a local hiking club.
Make fitness more fun with these tips:
Shake things up. Try Zumba or Latin dance for a great workout that's sure to make you smile.
Pat your back. To stay motivated, set realistic goals and reward yourself for steps you take to reach them.
Do it together. Take advantage of group energy and plan activities that can get the whole household moving. And try rallying colleagues for a quick recess or walk break.
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