Monday Moves

July 28th, 2014 4 Comments Tags: , , , , ,

I hope this message finds you making goals to move more this Monday my mavens. We’re in the thick of this glorious summer, so getting your glutes and bella gambas in gear is great. I don’t know about you, but I just want to find ways to take it up a notch by just doing a little more. You can find healthy and stealthy ways to get and keep moving when you set your mind to it. After all sitting is the new smoking, no?

Garden Party – Keep up with your dandelions and have a weekly weeding meeting. Bending, stretching, pulling and hoe-oing is so therapeutic for your soul, your muscles and your garden. It’s perfect to get some fresh air and connect with Mother Nature.

Don’t Say “Nayyyy” to Hoofing It - Leave the car at home when you can and walk or bike ride to your neighbourhood destinations, whether there’s a letter to mail, a prescription to pick up, a deposit to make or a few groceries to get. Better yet, walk and play with the neighbour’s dog, meet Bernadette (in this photo). You’ll put in more steps while seeing how your neighbours’ gardens are flourishing. If you start this habit now, it’ll become automatic to continue next season.

Do the Car Wash, YA – If you have 30 minutes on hand, grab a bucket, pull out your car and wash it. You’ll feel like a kid again cooling off with the hose spray while moving more. Your wheels’ll sparkle like new!

Heat’s Got You Beat? Shop Around! – When it’s too hot to go out, head to the mall and walk there. It’s an ideal way to get some extra steps in rain or shine when extreme heats got you beat.

Do the Duvet Wrestle – Freshen up your bed cover then assemble it. Ever tried to stuff your duvet right out of the dryer in your bed cover solo?? Feel the burn baby! That hot flash sequence might get set off while you tussle with it. I kid you NOT. Don’t zip yourself inside though!

Our bodies were meant to move, so while it’s the height of summer add some extra activities. Every little bit helps!!

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4 Responses to “Monday Moves”

  1. Mona says:

    Great inspiring post about moving more! We definitely have been on our feet nonstop with Bernadette! Loved seeing her face pop up this morning :)

  2. admin says:

    Nice to share family photos, now that I am a great aunt to Bernadette!

  3. Isla says:

    CityLine TV put out a challenge at the start of the summer: be active every day for 100 days. I’ve taken it to heart. It’s not always easy when you work at a desk all day. Thanks for these suggestions of ways to get activity into every day.

  4. admin says:

    Thanks Isla, I’ll try to keep them coming and meaningful to those of us that at a desk all day!

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