Sunday, May 9, 2010

Make a "Healthier" you a reality

Making a “healthier” you a reality

As holiday season is upon us, it is important to include fitness in your daily routine to avoid the post-holiday blues. Some of you may already be going to the gym, while others may have home gym set-up. Here a few simple strategies that can help keep you healthy.

· Utilize your surroundings as you go through your day. Movement is important. Many of us sit in chair for most of the day, so standing up for at least a few minutes and taking a brief walk can help to energize you. Also, make it a goal to take the stairs at work instead of the elevator.

· Before you get to work you can do some stretches, sit-ups or running to start your day off in an energetic way. At home, find an area and do some arm stretches, head rolls or walking. This will increase your heart beat slightly and flex your muscles.

· Make physical activity a habit. As you begin to get in the groove of daily physical activity make sure to do it for at least 21 days (the time it takes to form a habit), and then it will be part of your day in an effortless way.

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