Get Active Stay Active

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Get Active Stay Active

 

It's that time of year again when we are thinking of new goals or old ones that still need to be met. When it comes to exercise one step at a time!

  

Exercise benefits:

Energy increase
Manufacture and release of endorphins, the body's feel-good chemicals
Amplified strength and stamina
Increase in brain power, clear thinking
Disease and disability prevention
Better, deeper, more restful sleep
Alleviates depression
Decreases stress
Increases lean tissue and decreases body fat
Enhances circulation
Keeps bones strong and prevents osteoporosis
Increases self-esteem
Helps to break other bad habits

Motivation to begin:
Use self rewards
Toot your own horn
Take a class through your local parks and rec – something you've always meant to do like belly dancing or water ballet
Start a group and perform fitness videos together
Be active with your family
Make exercise a priority
Find the time and assign a time
Do it (make it fun)
Make it a habit (it'll take 6-8 weeks for the habit to be ingrained)
Use positive thinking (Tell yourself you're giving yourself a gift)
Reduce the obstacles (put your exercise clothes out before you go to bed, keep your bike in top condition, pay for your gym membership ahead of time)
Hitch exercise to an essential (bike to work!)
Have others help you be accountable
Find a role model
Acknowledge that there are pros and cons
Don’t sweat the times you don't exercise

Best Wishes for success in 2017!