The last Wednesday in May is Senior Health & Fitness Day. Today, approximately 100,000 senior adults will participate in activities across the United States to celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day.
What will you do for your health and fitness today?
Too busy to exercise? Well, we found 6 tips on How to Fit Exercise into Your Routine—No Matter How Busy You Are! Check out the full article from greatist.com HERE.
1. Work Out Efficiently
Pick a workout form that you can do almost anywhere, whether you’re traveling or getting home from the office late.
2. Cater to Your Own Likes and Dislikes
Choose a form of exercise that fits your lifestyle, personality, and taste. Not sure what you love to do? Don’t be afraid to experiment with different forms of exercise until you find what works best for you.
3. Use Competitions as Motivation
Today, it’s possible to find a competition suitable to your skill level in almost any sport. Sign up, set a goal, and notice what it does to you—odds are good it might be the push you need to keep yourself in the game.
4. Make a Schedule and Commit to It
The truth is that when we really need to, we get out of the office at the time that is necessary. Make a schedule (write it down if it helps!), stick to it, and remind yourself that working out is a priority worth keeping.
5. Track Your Activity Levels
Make a note in your calendar every time you work out, and add up your workout sessions at the end of each week, month, and year so you can monitor your progress and identify areas for improvement. Measuring your activity levels (and ideally keeping notes on your progress) can help you to stay on track and realize when you’re slipping before you’ve completely lost the habit.
6. Choose Something Over Nothing
You don’t need an hour—or even 30 minutes—to get a complete, effective workout. And some exercises is virtually always better than none. We can always find a few free minutes in our day (yes, we can!). With an effective program, and done frequently enough, short and speedy workouts can do wonders to both the body and mind.
Do you still need some encouragement to get moving today?
Check out this list of 7 Ways to Get Fit Having Fun (from webmd.com)
Click HERE to see the full list.
1. Make play your workout. Remember begging your mother to let you stay outside five more minutes? Whatever you were doing — playing catch, jumping rope, or riding your bike — it was too much fun to quit. The key to fitting more activity into your life is rediscovering that joy of movement.
2. Put on your dancing shoes. Not the sporty type? Dancing is a great way to get fit, and there’s a type to appeal to everyone: ballroom, country and western, salsa, African, folk dancing, square dancing. You don’t even need a partner; try belly dancing, hula, clogging or tap dancing.
3. Go on a treasure hunt. Take the whole family (or a group of friends) on a geocaching adventure. Geocaching is a hot new adventure that involves using a handheld global positioning system (GPS) to find a hidden cache of trinkets and a logbook.
4. Train for an active vacation. Ever thought of escaping to a ski resort, or living out your dream at a fantasy sports camp? These are the kinds of vacations you’ll never stop talking about. But whether you come away with fond memories or a pulled ligament can depend on how well prepared you are. To prevent muscle soreness and injury, train before your trip (using the upcoming vacation as your inspiration). Do general strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility training, including exercises that target the muscle groups for your sport.
5. Spice up a dull routine. Tired of your routine walk around the track? Walk to the park instead, and fly a kite. If you’re bored with the treadmill or elliptical trainer, spice up your workout with multimedia. Clip a tape or CD player to your belt, get audio books from the library, and enjoy “reading” while you work out. Or set up a portable DVD player and watch a movie.
6. Try something new. Go horseback riding. Try inline skating. Join in a community trash pickup. Build houses for Habitat for Humanity.
7. If you love a challenge and want to see real results, sign up for a civilian boot camp.
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