The time is coming to put those winter sweaters away and bring out your bright, warm weather clothes. That also means you may need to start thinking about what you can do to make yourself feel comfortable wearing your warm clothes. It is time to get those arms toned for the tank tops and your abdomen firm for shorts and swim suits. I love this time of year. Hopefully this year can be better for you than previous years because of your hard work and commitment throughout the winter months to healthy living. If you have not been doing what you know you need to do, you still have some time.
Healthy living is a two part commitment: eating well and exercising. SIXTY minutes of exercise daily, seven days a week is recommended for optimal health by the CDC(420 minutes). I know it is tough to get people to even commit 30 minutes 3 days a week (90 minutes). The best thing to do is to START with something. If it is 5 minutes 3 days a week, that is more than you were doing previously. Work your way up slowly as you are able. If you are already capable of exercising just "too busy," than write it on your schedule. Make it a commitment, and challenge yourself to increase your exercise to the CDC recommendations.
Remember take the stairs, park further away, walk instead of drive, stand instead of sit, and choose active fun activities. Warm weather is just around the corner!
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