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.

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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Destress Monday…Take a Breath!

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Everyone encounters stress. How you handle it makes all the difference. Instead of battling stress outright, see if you can find positive aspects in the situation, then reframe it to your advantage. Turn your stress into a positive motivator. You’ll soon feel better and more productive!

For more information on managing stress, visit http://www.destressmonday.org.

 

Move it Monday: Walking is Real Exercise

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Walking is real exercise; the startling health benefits prove it! Read all about them here and set aside time for a walk this Monday.

Join Tracie for our weekly Walk With a Doc every Wednesday at 9 am. More information about walking in Decatur is at decaturga.com/walking.

Healthy Monday Reset: Destress This Monday

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For more information on staying healthy, visit www.mondaycampaigns.org. There is a lot of information on Nutrition, Quitting Smoking, Exercise and more. Check it out!!

Healthy Monday: No Gym, No Problem

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Get Healthy Without the Gym

You don’t need an expensive gym membership or fancy equipment to get active. Exercise is any
movement that works your muscles and uses more energy than resting. Try walking around your
neighborhood, playing tag with the kids, using resistance bands, running up and down the stairs,
making your own weights at home or doing push ups and sit ups.

Come up with some creative, free fitness ideas this week. Remember that playing sports, swimming, biking and other fun activities all count as exercise!

You may even want to drop by Glenlake Park and try out the Adult Exercise Equipment adjacent to the playground. You get to play while your children climb and play nearby.