Spring time is finally here and it's time to enjoy the weather and get activity back into our lives! I like to think about physical activity like I think about food by considering Variety, Balance, and Moderation.
Variety: Different activities help strengthen different muscles so consider the type of activities you do each day. Biking, power walking, and running, work our heart and leg muscles, while lifting, or even gardening can work our arm muscles. Think about the activities you enjoy and try to vary them throughout your week.
Balance: Since different activities benefit different parts of our bodies, think about balancing them out. Being physically fit means improved cardiovascular endurance, muscular or bone strength, good balance, and having flexibility. Keep this in mind when balancing out your weekly experience plans.
Moderation: Know yourself and make sure to set your goals appropriately. Some people need to more more and others can afford a day off. Consider at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week and remember some physical activities of daily life can count towards activity.