We get so caught up in finding the newest, best way to lose fat or gain muscle, but I’ve yet to see a fix that doesn’t involve consistent movement.
Yes, there may be more efficient ways to lose fat or gain muscle, but if your goals are just to be fit and healthy, and you’re not a professional athlete or trying to look like a fitness model, then the most important thing for you to do is to consistently move.
I love getting creative with exercises, trying new things, challenging the body with both strength and stability. I love to take my dog to the river, play basketball at the park, and ski in the winter.
Find something you really enjoy doing and do it! If it becomes boring or monotonous, find something else, you don’t have to keep doing the same thing forever.
If you’re not looking forward to exercise, then it’s going to be even harder to get it done and you’ll find any excuse to avoid it.
I get asked all the time, “does this count as exercise?” Were you moving? Then OF COURSE it counts!!
Go to the park, the museum, the zoo, do some gardening, yard work, take the stairs, get groceries, stand up, clean, cook, dance, play with your kids, play with your pets, have sex, take a class, do yoga, lift weights, ride a bike, JUST MOVE!
The biggest harm you can do your body is stagnation. A sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to your health in almost every way.
Physical inactivity increases the risks of certain cancers.
Physical inactivity contributes to anxiety and depression.
Physical inactivity has been shown to be a risk factor for certain cardiovascular diseases.
People who engage in more physical activity are less likely to develop coronary heart disease.
People who are more active are less likely to be overweight or obese.
Sitting too much causes a decrease in skeletal muscle mass.
Physical inactivity is linked to high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels.
Worldwide, it is estimated that a sedentary lifestyle is responsible for 6% of coronary heart disease cases, 7% of type 2 diabetes, 10% of breast cancer and 10% of colon cancer cases. In fact, it was recently reported that inactivity is responsible for more annual deaths than smoking.
Did you move today?
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