Get Movin'

Come on... Get Moving!

Life has gotten too easy: We drive to work; we take elevators; we use remote controls; we even avoid cutting our own vegetables. And we're unhealthier as a society than ever before. You might be thinking, we may have all these conveniences, but we still don't have enough time to do everything we need to. Who has an extra 60 minutes? It doesn't have to be an hour all at once. Break it up into shorter times throughout the day.

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Tips to Get Movin'

  • Take a walk to the water cooler (and drink another glass of water instead of a soda!)
  • Park in a spot that forces you to walk a few extra steps to the store or office.
  • Plan an active family time... like going to the park, playing musical chairs, working in the garden.

There are 1,440 minutes in every day. In order to meet this goal, you need to devote less than 5 percent of that time doing something – anything - that gets you to breathe a little harder and your heart to beat a little faster.

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Benefits of being active

  • Better sleep
  • More energy
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Stronger muscles and bones
  • Less body fat

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