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Healthy Living:Get going every day

Healthy Living:Get going every day This post is from the  Change4Life   website Many of us aren't too keen on the idea of exercise. It might be that we’re too busy or we simply can’t face the thought of it. But most people are not getting the amount of activity they need to stay healthy. Only 1 in 20 people are actually doing the right kind of activity they need each week. And sitting down for hours – maybe at work, watching TV or playing computer games - can also increase the risk of poor health. Building activity into your day keeps your heart healthy, reduces your risk of serious illness and strengthens muscles and bones. It can also be a great way of reducing your stress levels and lifting your mood if you’re feeling down. That means: Adults needs to be active for at least 150 minutes each week Kids aged five to 16 need to be active for at least 60 minutes each day Kids under five need three hours of activity a day  Activities for adults For adults, it ca

Time to Kick Start Your Exercise Program

Time to Kick Start Your Exercise Program The most important part of any exercise program is making the decision to do it.  Make your decision and you can start out motivated and excited! Now is the time to have that fantasy of a new, fitter, you! Let your fantasy inspire you.  Now we get to the tough part  - following through with your plans.  Planning and preparation are important when you're just getting starting with exercise and to be successful you need some momentum. The more momentum you kick off with, the easier it is to stay motivated!  Now is the time to take action   Here is a link to a 30-Day Quick Start Guide to Exercise.  It provides simple, progressive workouts that will help you get the most out of your first month of exercise. But remember you should always consult your physician if you have a ny injuries, illnesses or conditions or are on any medications just to make sure an exercise program is the right thing for you.
How to get an Office Workout (With A Little Dignity) No, not that - join Sarah and Wendy from below as Wendy demonstrates some easy exercise moves you can do while at the office. Learn how to tone your abs, glutes, core, and more right from the comfort of your desk! Get in some office fitness with this "how to get an office workout" video.   Related articles Coffee Break Learning - What is Philosophy? Absolutely Fabulous - I'm So Beautiful Friday Quotes - Inspiration from Strong Women Are you happy?

Tips on Walking for Fitness

English: Walking the dog in Swarland Wood (Photo credit: Wikipedia )           Tips on Walking for Fitness Walking is one of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise.  You can do it virtually any time and any place.  Whether you are new to walking as an exercise or if you have been doing it for years, these tips can help you get the most from your program.. Check with your doctor if you are very overweight, have a chronic medical condition or if you have had a recent injury.  This doesn't mean you can't undertake a walking program but you should check first "just in case"! Invest in good shoes. These are the only equipment you need, so it is worth investing.   Pay attention to the fit and quality. Shoes should fit when you try them on without any pinching or pressure that could cause blisters or calluses. Wear the type of socks you'll wear when walking when you purchase your shoes.  Shoes should have good arch support

Burnout? Under constant stress? Your Six Personal Burnout Prevention Tips

Image by alforque via Flickr Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest or motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place. Burnout reduces your productivity and saps your energy, leaving you feeling increasingly helpless, hopeless, cynical and resentful. Eventually, you may feel like you have nothing more to give. The negative effects of burnout spill over into every area of life – including your home and social life. Burnout can also cause long-term changes to your body that make you vulnerable to illnesses like colds and flu. Because of its many consequences, it’s important to deal with burnout right away and take advice from your coach,  counselor  or medical adviser.  But, if you can, it is best to prevent burnout in the first place Your Personal Burno