Move More

Get up & Move more!

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On avg American adults watch 5 hours of tv a day!!! (or it could be the computer, smartphone for some people)
-How much time we are spending sitting down and not moving??

We talked about easy ways to get activity in our lives:

Cooler weather- get outside
Ride bikes with kids to school
Instead of car rider line – park and walk
Take a class at the gym
Go on walks with a friend or your spouse

Activity that is 5, 10, or even 15 mins counts!!! Don’t think cause you can’t get 30 minutes in that it’s not worth doing. Do something!

It’s show time! How can u make screen time more active?

Did you know that 30 minute shows are really only 17 mins of programming- 13 mins are commercials that u could be used doing some sort of exercise.

Ideas:
*Can dance to music of commercials
*Stand up while doing computer work
*Pick 4 cardio exercises (jumping jacks, high knees, running in place, butt kicks, burpees;), kickboxing punches, etc) and do them each for 30 secs
*Balance ball exercises- squats, lunges, torso twists, crunches, overhead raises
*Sit on balance ball while watching tv or at computer- will help with posture and strengthen your core muscles

Moving more:
Helps mentally
Sleep better
Makes you feel better overall

Member tip: Try to workout outside when you can- the sunshine and fresh air is better for you and makes you feel even better than working out indoors

Commercial break- What will YOU do this week to GET UP and MOVE MORE?

Ideas:
Walk the dog
Biggest loser DVDs
Swim
Walk with a friend
Walk the mall instead of shop :)
Wii fit
Kennect
Park further out at the store parking lots

What do you like to do to move more??

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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

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