Monday Mile: Join a Walking Group

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From Move It Monday:

Walking has all kinds of benefits for your health. These benefits become even greater when you walk with a group! Whether you are walking to get into shape or stay in shape, ambling along with a group can be a great motivation to keep you going all week long. Becoming a member of a walking group can help you stick to a regular walking schedule, prompt you to reach greater mileage goals, and even make the time go by faster. If you can’t find a group that fits into your calendar, we’ve got some great resources to help you organize your own!

Read all about how to get started on our blog!

For walking groups led by Decatur Active Living, visit decaturga.com/walking.

Move It Monday: The Monday Mile

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If you walk a regular Monday Mile, you’ll find that the same old route might get a little boring. It’s easy to walk a mile, but sometimes it’s difficult to stay motivated to walk everyday, especially when the temperatures cool! You’re likely to stay indoors if it’s dark and cold, like most winter months are. However, when you’re feeling uninspired, the best thing to do is challenge yourself! Get outside today and everyday! Here’s a list of things you can do to enhance your #MondayMile this week!

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

 

Move It Monday: Recommit to your Workout Routine

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Now that the holiday season has officially kicked off, it may be difficult to stick to your workout routine. Rather than skip out on fitness, use this Monday to recommit to your workout and keep your momentum going. Here are four tips on how to recommit to your exercise routine when you get off track!

Read more on the Move It Monday blog.

Move it Monday: Benefits of Standing

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From our friends at the Monday Campaigns:

Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time may have detrimental effects on our metabolism and cardiovascular health. The act of standing may have similar benefits as walking – standing improves posture and circulation, increases metabolism, and gently tones muscles in the core and legs while burning calories. However, there is no need to stand all day long. It’s possible to find a happy medium that will discourage inactivity while benefiting your health. Check out our blog post for a few ways to add more standing into your daily routine without overdoing it.

Move It Monday: Sneak in a Workout

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If you missed your 30 minutes of cardio, you may have made up for it without even realizing it. There are several things that you do every day that burn calories and contribute to getting more physical activity. This Monday, make a note of some of the things you do around the house and during the day that require you to move around more, then build on that to be more active! Check out the Move it Monday blog for a few ideas of “stealth activities” that can help you burn calories.

Destress Monday: Find Your Happy Place

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If you’re already dreading the week ahead when you wake up Monday morning, take a deep breath and find your happy place. Guided visualization is a relaxation tool used to reduce stress and provide a calming effect on the entire body. Rather than head into your week in a frazzled state, take five minutes this Monday to create a safe haven in your mind.

Read more here.

Move It Monday: Exercise on the Cheap

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You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get fit. Forget those fancy bikes and expensive gym fees. Excellent equipment and workout accessories can be found right in your own home. Public spaces and the great outdoors are also great places to move it without spending a penny. Read more about free and inexpensive ways to exercise on the Move It Monday blog.

Check out the adult exercise equipment at McKoy Park – get in your workout and enjoy one of our city parks.

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.