With warm weather on the way for next week, it’s the perfect time to get out and get moving. But if you’ve been sitting inside for the last year, you may be looking for some tips on how to do just that.
First – stand up. Literally – it’s the easiest thing to do to get your body ready – and immediately upon standing, you’ll start using muscles and burning calories.
Once you do get moving, track your steps – new research says 7500 per day should be the goal; but if you can only do 1000 today, try to do 1200 tomorrow – increase a little at a time.
Don’t immediately think you can do a marathon – start small – try 10 minutes of exercise a few times a day – space things out.
If you’ve been sedentary for a while, start stretching. Your shoulders, your neck, your hips – all need to get moving.
Most important – even though it may feel like we’ve aged a lot more than the year that passed, it’s not like we did permanent damage. It’s never too late to get started again.
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