|Posted on April 26, 2015 at 4:05 PM|
Movement is what helps keep our bodies functioning properly. It not only improves muscle function, but movement works as a pump to flush our bodies. The lymph system, for example, completely relies on movement for this purpose, as it does not have its own motion system.
It is recommended to maintain your health with 10,000 steps a day. That is equivilant to 5 miles a day. Don't let the big numbers slow you down. You do need to make yourself aware to make sure it all gets in. My suggestion is to purchase a pedometer. A pedometer counts your steps for you. It comes with instructions to set it up with your personal stride length. Once you see how much you move regularly through out the day, you will be able to start goal setting. You may be surprised, as most people who are on their feet all day think they are closer to the 10,000 steps than they really are. So depending on your schedule and how ambitious you are, there are options to get your steps in.
Option 1- Wake up and get 'er done! Weather you want to go out and enjoy the morning air or hop on the treadmill, you can get it out of the way to begin your day with an accomplishment.
Option 2- However, you may want to take several smaller walks through out the day. It all counts and adds up. You can walk 10-15 min a time to get all your steps in. Parking in the back of the parking lot and chosing steps instead of the elevator are easy ways to increase your steps.
Now you have a goal. Everyday work towards more steps than you did the day before. Once you are up to your 10,000 steps a day--make sure you do it EVERY DAY! Your overall health and well being revolve around how much movement you get in. Challenge yourself today and make sure you get in your 10,000 steps.
Order your body media here to find out exactly how much you are moving and how many calories you are burning.