With just a few minutes before Baby C arrives to spend the day with Nana, I have just enough time for a coffee and a quick post. Lately, sitting down has not been a part of my daily routine; and that’s a really good thing! Anyone involved in health and fitness knows that being too sedentary increases the risk of cardiovascular problems (yes, dear husband, this post is for you). Since losing weight, I’ve really attempted to spend the day moving as much as possible. My grandson certainly makes that easy; especially since he seems to be seconds away from beginning to crawl! Another thing that’s helped me keep active is the fitness tracker that my hubby so graciously got me for my 52nd birthday. Most days I meet the American Heart Association’s 10,000 step goal before the afternoon. Often, my goal is achieved by doing a little extra of something I’d normally do; like taking Baby C for a walk or making a few extra trips up and down the stairs while doing housework. I also take advantage of Baby C’s naptime by doing abdominal workouts while he snoozes!
For those of you committed to staying healthy–what are some ways you add movement and exercise to your daily life? I’m always looking for ways to stay on my feet. For those of you who lead sedentary lifestyles, what would motivate you to move more?