18 Mar Motion is Lotion
We are in week 3 of our self-assessments and this week, we are making note of our physical activity habits. Did you know that only about 23 percent of U.S. adults meet the standards for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities? Yikes!
As Sarah says, “Motion is lotion,” and once you experience the effect that movement has on your body’s joints, muscles, and mental health, that statement becomes an undeniable truth.
When it comes to establishing a habit of regular physical activity, there are really only two ways that can go: you either prioritize exercise or it doesn’t happen. In general, it is recommended adults engage in 150-300 minutes of physical activity per week. And it is important to know, the recommended minutes decrease as the intensity increases. More details and information about the guidelines are linked below. The good news is, there are several types of exercise and a variety of activities that fall into each category.
We have four types of exercise to choose from:
Did you know your Core Motion Fitness boot camp workouts hit on all these? Pretty cool. Want to know more about exercise guidelines – for a light, fun read check this article out. For an, “It’s time to get ready for sleep read,” try this one.
So in keeping with our self-assessment theme, it’s time to pause and rate yourself using a simple scale of 1-5. A rating of one means, “needs improvement” and a rating of five means, “doing great.”
Today’s question. If I’m honest with myself:
- How do I rate my satisfaction with my current physical activity habits?
- What can I celebrate and be proud of about the way I move?
- Am I happy with the frequency and types of physical activity I engage in?
By Victoria Emmitt RD