We all know what we should be doing regarding exercise or moving our body (which sounds like less work 🙂 ) so as part of my January theme, Review and Reset in 2021, I thought it was time to remind ourselves of the importance of moving our bodies. Yes, challenges will always present themselves – COVID-19 & Lockdown restrictions, inclement weather, ‘not in the mood’ the list goes on.
But you are only kidding yourself if you keep saying ‘I’m not an exerciser’ – we need to Move consistently and with purpose to stay healthy and be able to continue to do our daily task and also enjoy life. That’s called Functional Fitness! It is also called RESPECT FOR YOU AND YOUR BODY and YOUR HEALTH.
Remember to always get a medical clearance before you try any new form of exercise or if you are coming back to exercise after illness.
During the week, I did a LIVE in the Women Living Well After 50 Facebook Group. The topic was about MOVING YOUR BODY and the different ways to stays healthy – cardio, strength, flexibility and balance. I’ve included the video below so take a listen and I’d love to hear your thoughts on you you move daily to stay healthy.
I made the video on Thursday morning waiting to meet with my friend Wendy Hodge from Wendy’s Way Healthy Lifestyle Community for a run. Sometimes we run all the way, other times we combine a walk and running whilst we chat.
Just that one run or walk can tick off my Cardio & Social connection.
Yoga in the afternoon for ticked off my strength, flexibility and balance
All of the above are good for my mental and spiritual health
A Walking Challenge with a Difference
A friend of mine Jane, used this challenge to help her through COVID and became hooked! This week I was chatting to some friends who have also decided to take a Virtual Walking Challenge. Donna my friend from Retirement Reflections is walking in NovaScotia . Erica from Behind the Scenery is walking in Iceland. My friend Jo from Any Anyways has chosen her love of Britain to guide her choice and my friend Deb from Deb’s World has convinced her husband to join her on a virtual cycle instead of a virtual walk.
It is a novel and fun way to start walking and you can learn about different countries at the same time. I’ve included the link if you are interested. I’m still deciding but my husband and I might give it a try, if I can convince him and if not I will do one by myself – or perhaps you can join me..
All the Conqueror Virtual Challenges | The Conqueror Virtual Fitness Challenges This is a paid challenge but I believe there are free versions as well. Myles Challenge is an app that you can use to Run/Walk or Cycle and also visit other countries virtually.
Just think, you can walk your neighbourhood and be transported to another country without flights or concerns about COVID.
Don’t walk? The challenge provides a conversion chart
Convert time spent exercising into miles and km
Use the chart to find out how many miles/km you cover doing different exercises or day to day activities.
How will you move your body today to stay healthy?