Each month can be used to do something that makes you feel happier and healthier. January is always the month of resolutions. Unfortunately, by the third week of January, most of us have given up on our resolutions. Instead of setting up big resolutions that we don’t accomplish, let’s do small things each month to keep us moving in the direction towards making this the best year yet. Every month you should set up a commitment that helps you be healthier, happier and leads you in the direction of living your best life and accomplishing your goals.
Since it’s already the end of February, I’m going straight into March and will send new commitments each month.
In March, we start thinking about spring, warmer weather and longer days filled with sunlight. We are itching to get out more and breathe in the fresh air. For March, let’s make this the month of moving our bodies. It doesn’t matter what it is. It could be going for a walk a few times a week, using the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further away from the stores and your work, getting out of your car to go to the bank, taking dance classes, etc. Its just time to move. Exercise is great but is optional; movement is necessary. If you don’t have an exercise routine that doesn’t mean you can’t be moving all day. We even know fidgeting is good. Fidgeting helps us burn some calories, protects your arteries and lowers your risk for death. The quote below gives us some scary statics. Being sedentary has become our “Norm” and it’s unhealthy for both our minds and bodies. It’s time to get Moving!!!
“In less than two generations, physical activity has dropped by 20% in the U.K. and 32% in the U.S. In China, the drop is 45% in less than one generation. Vehicles, machines and technology now do our moving for us. What we do in our leisure time doesn’t come close to making up for what we’ve lost” – designedtomove.org