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Embracing Daily Movement for a Life That Keeps on Grooving!

Of course workouts are something I promote, but if you’re not moving the rest of the day or moving very little, then I’m sorry to say, that workout isn’t doing everything you think it is for you!


I know, that’s bad news to a lot of you. It would be nice to grind that workout and then resume a couch potato existence the rest of the day, but…no dice. It just doesn’t work that way.

In this blog post, we'll dive into why daily movement is just as vital as a structured workout, and how simple strategies can help you incorporate more movement into your daily routine.

It won’t be so bad, I promise…

Remember that catchy Olivia Newton-John song, Let's Get Physical? Well, she was onto something! Daily movement is the secret ingredient to a healthy and fulfilling life. It's not just about hitting the gym or running marathons (unless that's your thing). I’m talking about finding joy in everyday activities that keep your body in motion. From dancing to vacuuming, gardening to playing with your kids or pets, embracing movement in your daily routine is a game-changer.


The Sneaky Power of NEAT Okay, prepare for a mind-blowing revelation: Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, or NEAT for short, can be your secret weapon! NEAT refers to the energy you burn through non-exercise activities like walking, fidgeting, or even laughing.

So, put those fidgety feet to good use, get up and walk while on phone calls, or challenge yourself to find the fun in mundane tasks. Your body will thank you for those extra steps!


Embrace the Power of Play Who says exercise has to be all serious and monotonous? It's time to unleash your inner child and rediscover the joy of play. Whether it's jumping rope, playing tag, hula-hooping, or trying out a new sport, embracing playful activities not only adds excitement to your day but also helps you sneak in some calorie-burning moves without even realizing it. Get out there and play a heck of a lot more. It’s good for the soul too!


Dance Like Nobody's Watching Dancing is the ultimate expression of joy, and it's an incredible workout too! So, put on your favorite tunes, let your body groove to the beat, and say goodbye to the stress of the day. Plus, the best part is that you don't need fancy dance moves—just let loose and enjoy the freedom of movement. Who knows, you might just discover your hidden dance floor talents! Or not...that's okay too!


Walk It Out Walking—a simple yet powerful form of movement that often gets overlooked. It's time to give this underrated activity its due credit! Walking not only gets you from point A to point B, but it also clears your mind, boosts creativity, and keeps your joints happy.

Take a stroll during your lunch break, explore your neighborhood, or even try walking meetings (trust us, they're a breath of fresh air!). Lace up those sneakers and step into the world of walking wonders.

Set a daily step goal and track your progress using a fitness tracker or smartphone app. Take the scenic route whenever possible, use stairs instead of elevators, and park your car a little farther away to get those extra steps in. Your body will thank you for the added movement!


Make Chores a Fitness Adventure Who says housework has to be a chore? Flip the script and turn your daily tasks into a fitness extravaganza! Vacuuming can become a dance routine, mopping can be a balancing act, and folding laundry can be a stretching session. Get creative and infuse each chore with a touch of movement and fun. Your home will be spotless, and your body will be energized!


By embracing daily movement, you’ll burn more calories every day just by living!

And if you want personalized help, reach out today for custom training and habit coaching.

 

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