Day 4 – “Healthy Living” Tip
Just Walk 15 Minutes Daily for a Healthy Mind and Body!
Watch This Video (3:27 minutes). Then Read This Message!
***That’s it! Just Walk at least 15 minutes daily…
It can be walking 5 minutes at 3 different times.
If you are at home walk out your front door, turn left or right, set your phone alarm for 7.5 minutes, and just walk in that direction until your alarm goes off, then walk back. That’s it! Keep it simple.
Aside from the benefit of moving your body you are starting to “Build the Exercise Habit” (SHFL, 161).
If you are traveling just walk down a few blocks from your hotel and walk back, or walk around your hotel. Walk on the treadmill in the hotel gym. Or, if you are in some type of shape, walk up and down some stairs in the hotel, or up and down the parking garage stairs. I did this at a Las Vegas hotel recently. I walked up to the top of the parking garage at the Venetian Hotel and walked around the top parking lot at lunch time for 20 minutes. Also got some vitamin D (sun) as well as exercise!
There is always a place to walk! Walking to and from a restaurant is ideal, it helps with digestion at the same time.
If you enjoy other “movement” more; biking, hiking, jogging, swimming, tennis, etc. and have been doing it regularly then do it!
I just want you to start building the habit of moving EVERY DAY! (SHFL, 161)…For at least 15 minutes…
If you have a favorite television show get some piece of exercise equipment (bike, treadmill, rebounder, etc.) in front of the T.V. and exercise religiously during that show. The exercise time will pass quickly and “bingo” the time is done! A half hour “gift” of exercise. You can do this at home, the gym or at the hotel fitness center where you are staying! (SHFL, 163, 182-184)
Also get up every half hour or hour where you are sitting and move. Do what I call “wall yoga” for your back. Or, if you have stairs, walk up and down your stairs, or you could do that in your hotel.
I will turn on some salsa music and practicefor a song or two (3-6 minutes). That helps me get my mind right and breaks the tension in my back and eyes from sitting and writing. Sometimes I set the stove timer or my watch alarm to remind me.
REMEMBER YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO ALL YOUR MOVEMENT AT ONCE. 5 MINUTES OF WALKING THREE TO SIX TIMES A DAY IS AWESOME!
REMEMBER!…SOMETHING IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN NOTHING!
If you can’t walk push yourself up and down from your chair 10 times every ½ hour – great for elderly! This is “NO STRESS” movement. Just building the daily habit of movement and success!
Be Sure to Watch Today’s Video!
Be and Stay Well!