Updated: Jul 18, 2021
Fun Fact → Your body LOVES to move … right down to its smallest molecules! You're hard-wired for it, and your health depends on it.
In January, we got off to a strong start to the new year by implementing 7 habits that lay the foundation you need to support progress toward your health, fitness, & wellness goals. If you need support staying focused and motivated, sign up for the challenge series and join our free private group. We're here for you, girl! 💁🏽♀️
This month at Her365 Fitness our theme is 'Love Your Body.'
Stay tuned to the blog and social media because over the next few weeks because I will break down the importance of taking care of your body and muscles...and this goes far beyond the results you see in the mirror when you workout!
Did you know that "in less than two generations, physical activity dropped by 20% in the UK and 32% in the US? In China, the drop is 45% in less than one generation." (designedtomove.org)
Regularly moving your body helps everything from your energy levels, emotions, relationships, and ability to learn, to your overall quality of life.
The great thing about it is that pretty much all forms of movement can help you – stretching, walking, even conquering a mountain of laundry!🧺
Here's a shortlist of how movement (walking, dancing, gardening, exercising, doing chores, etc.) has huge payoffs for you:
🩸 can help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol.
🧠 can help support brain health. (One study even showed "highly-fit" middle-aged women had a lower risk of developing dementia at an early age.)
😃 boosts your mood by creating more brain chemicals associated with happiness.
🧘🏽♀️ helps you handle stress better.
🤔 can help improve your focus and attention span.
🤺 can help your body battle inflammation.
🦸🏽♀️ helps power your body's lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing toxins (via lymph fluid) from the body. There's no natural "pump" to assist it moving lymph fluid through the body (like the heart which pumps blood through the cardiovascular system), so the movement and contraction of your muscles are what make this vital fluid flow.
This week I challenge you to get moving! Here are a couple of ideas to get you going:
⏲ Every day this week, set a timer for 15-20 minutes and move nonstop. This could be a quick workout, a brisk walk, or even a fast & furious tidying session. To make it more fun, turn on some music and make it happen! When you do get moving, snap a pic or video and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #iamher365 and/or tag us (@her365fitness) in your caption so we can cheer you on with a virtual high five. 🙌🏼
🙋🏽♀️ Join us for a week of FREE CLASSES! We've opened up a limited number of spots in select classes to help YOU get your body moving this week. Even if you're a complete beginner, this would be perfect for you to get the momentum going. Click HERE to select your first class.*
How are you going to get in your movement this week? Let us know either in a quick comment below or over in our private group on Facebook: The Sisterhood of Healthy Lives & Good Vibes!
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Alexander, H. (2019, November). Exercise and the lymphatic system. Retrieved from https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/exercise-and-the-lymphatic-system.h20-1592991.html
Fox, M. (2018, April 20). To prevent Alzheimer's, stay reasonably fit. Retrieved from https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/prevent-alzheimer-s-stay-reasonably-fit-n856676
Hyman, M. (2018, May 22). Why Movement Matters. Retrieved from https://drhyman.com/blog/2018/05/22/30398/
Pillay, S. (2016, March 28). How simply moving benefits your mental health. Retrieved from http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/how-simply-moving-benefits-your-mental-health-201603289350