WEBE Wellness: Start To Get Moving

Full length view of an active woman in her 40s working out and doing some squats at home

WEBE Wellness: Start To Get Moving

With the warmer weather getting here, you’re going to want to be out and about and doing things. But are you going to be ready? Here’s some tips on how to get started.

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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