Do you feel unfit, stiff and sluggish?
get moving every day to look better, feel better and think better

Do you find time gets away and once again it’s the end of the day and you’ve done no real exercise?  Do you always plan to, but never do it?

Are you often out of breath?  Are you prone to injuries and strains? Do you feel weak? Does your body feel flabby?

Do you sometimes feel wobbly on your feet?

Exercise is such an important part of your overall wellbeing. 

Daily practices to keep more active: 

  1. SCHEDULE: For the week ahead – schedule time in your diary to commit to a minimum of 30 minutes exercise for the 7 days ahead.  It might be 30 minutes in your lunch break to go for a walk. If you have a gym membership – make an effort to get there everyday to do anything from a walk on the treadmill, to a group fitness class or some strength training.  The most important thing is to make the time every day. If you have time first thing in the morning before the day gets going. Perhaps set your alarm half an hour earlier 
  2. REGULAR BREAK from desk – set your alarm every hour to stand up and move.  Walk around the office or away from your desk
  3. TOUCH your toes.  Stand up straight.  Take a breath in and then tuck your chin towards your chest.  Slowly draw your fingers down towards your toes and then slowly come back up.  As you do it make sure you are tilting forward from your hips and rather than bending over from your upper back. At the bottom exhale slowly and then inhale again as you start to come up. remember – It’s a rolling down and up motion. 
  4. DISTANCE: Park your car further than you normally would from your usual places such as the station, supermarket, school pick up. And walk that bit further.  Take the stairs at work or in a carpark – instead of the lift.
  5. WALKING BALANCE:  walk in a straight line – heel to toe and stand on one leg 
  6. CRUNCHES: lie on your back, bend your knees with your feet hip width apart and flat on the floor.  Run your fingers up your legs towards your knees and hold at the top for a second. Repeat 10 times.
  7. INVITE a friend to catch up with you for some exercise – commit to a catch up maybe replacing a coffee catch up or lunch or dinner

Did you know that 65% of Aussies are either not moving or have low physical activity and in the States less than 5% of adults
participate in 30 mins of exercise per day and only 1 in 3 complete the minimum recommended amount of exercise per week.

How frightening is that?  Culturally we are moving less and less and it’s not that hard to fix the problem of being less active.