Wellness Wednesday - Movement Guide

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Wellness Wednesdays - Movement Guide

Getting movement in every day is a great way to keep your body healthy and your brain happy! If you're struggling with a chronic health condition, movement is one key piece to improving your health. Many Americans have trouble making sure to get movement in on a daily basis along with eating an unhealthy diet. The combination of lack of movement and bad nutrition has led to the rise of heart disease, type II diabetes, and obesity. ModifyHealth's mission is to help people combat their chronic conditions and improve their overall health and wellness which is why we have created this helpful movement guide for you.

Exercise With Friends

Why Movement Is Important

Moving is important for maintaining a healthy and happy life! From your heart to your brain to your muscles and to your joints, and even your digestive system, getting movement in every day can improve your overall wellness. Moving every day is very important for your metabolic and digestive health which will help keep away chronic illnesses and increase life longevity. Who doesn't want to live a long, happy and healthy life? The choice is in your hands and will depend on your daily nutrition and exercise decisions.

Exercise

Easy Movements You Can Do Daily

Here are some easy movements that you can do daily at your home, outside, or at a gym:

  • Air Squats
  • Lunges
  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Yoga
  • Stretching
  • Swimming
  • Riding A Bike
  • Lifting Weights
  • Dancing

Start Small

Any kind of movement goes a long way! No one is expecting you to hop up and grab a gym membership or go run 10 miles. You can start out by taking a daily walk with your dogs or doing a jog in place while watching TV. As long as you are moving a little bit every day then you are doing a great thing for your health. Little by little, you can increase your movement over time. 

As a general goal, over time you should aim for 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day

Planning your movement ahead of time will allow you to mentally prepare for the exercise and ensures that you make time to move. When you plan ahead, it helps remove some of the obstacles that can prevent fitting movement in your daily schedule.

Exercise With a Friend

Sometimes it can be hard to motivate ourselves to exercise so it can be helpful to have a movement partner to exercise with you whether it be a friend, family member, or even your significant other. Now go grab somebody you love and get moving together! 

Exercise With Somebody

Get A Smart Watch 

A smartwatch is a great tool that can help keep you engaged with your exercise and hold you accountable. Many people love the step counter because it helps them stay on track and celebrates the accomplishment of getting your daily steps in. Here are some different smartwatches that you could use to help you reach your movement goals:

Smartwatch

 

Need help with your nutrition?

Many people report not having enough time or wanting to consistently get movement in. American society has prioritized productivity and work over consistent exercise and good nutrition, but that doesn't mean there aren't options.

We hope our movement guide has inspired you to start moving every single day. If you want to improve your nutrition as well then you look no further than ModifyHealth. ModifyHealth uses food as medicine by delivering fully prepared meals based on clinically backed diets to your home with free shipping. If you are interested in learning more about our Low FODMAP meals or Mediterranean diet meals then click here.

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