Move It Monday: Get Your Groove On

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Dancing is a whole-body workout that is actually fun! It’s good for your heart, it makes you stronger, and it will help with balance and coordination. There are a lot of ways in which you can work on your dance moves – on your own, with a friend or partner or in a class setting. Experiment with different styles of dance and choreography to get a feel for what you enjoy the most.

Read more about the benefits of dancing here.

Move It Monday: Reach for Better Posture

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Good posture helps you maintain correct form while exercising, which results in fewer injuries and greater gains! Working on balance can strengthen your abilities in tennis, golf, running, dancing, skiing, walking – and just about any other sport or activity. The good news: You can improve your posture with a few simple exercises.

Read more about the benefits of improving your posture and some tips on how to do so here.

Healthy Monday: Keep Your Cool!

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There are times when your anger grows so great, you can’t even see straight. It’s not only emotionally upsetting, it can increase your blood pressure and your risk of heart attack. Let’s face it, managing difficult emotions – such as anger, stress and frustration – requires extra effort. So, how do you bring these intense emotions under control? Begin by restoring your calm. Disengage from the situation by taking a walk or sitting quietly and breathing deeply. Every time your mind is struck by an angry thought, label it as “anger” and gently let it go. As your mind begins to clear, identify what’s triggering your emotions and, without judgement, think about how you can respond in a calm, rational manner. With practice, you’ll find you can manage even difficult emotional flare-ups more easily.

Read more tips on staying healthy at http://www.mondaycampaigns.com.

Move It Monday: Play Some Tunes

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Working out with music has been shown to help one to keep pace, elevate one’s mood, and make one want to move! Find and play those tunes that put you ‘in the zone’. (Source: Huffington Post)

For more information on living healthy, visit http://www.mondaycampaigns.org.

 

Move It Monday: Stretching is Crucial

From the folks at Move It Monday:

Stretching before and after exercise is crucial. Stretching helps increase the range of motion around a joint and also loosens up the stiffness in muscles. When you warm your muscles up before exercise, the better able they are to deal with stressful movement. Stretching is also a great way to cool down your muscles afterwards. Visit our blog for three easy stretches to work into your day.

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Move It Monday: Shake Up Your Routine

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Exercise can become a real bore if you do the same thing over and over. Worse, you can begin to lose muscle and even stop burning fat if you contract the same muscles on a daily basis. In order to outsmart your body and your brain, switch up your routine!

For more information on staying fit and healthy, visit http://www.mondaycampaigns.org.

 

Healthy Monday: “Checkout” Your Abs

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As we move about our lives we often find ourselves spending time waiting in lines. Use this downtime to do a mini ab workout to strengthen your core! Check out these simple exercises to stay active throughout the day.

Move It Monday: Sneak in a Little Exercise

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Too busy to exercise? Studies show that short bouts of exercise several times a day can help you fulfill, and even go beyond the federal guidelines for physical activity. Read more information  at http://www.moveitmonday.org/short-bouts-exercise/

 

 

Move It Monday: Biking!

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Whether indoors or outdoors, biking is a great exercise for beginners! Click here to learn about the top health benefits of biking, plus tips on getting started.

For information on cycling in Decatur, visit decaturga.com/biking.

 

Move It Monday: Get Out and Walk

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Walking is the most underrated exercise, when it can actually be as good for you as running! Learn more about the benefits here.

Learn more about walking in Decatur at decaturga.com/walking.