I don’t know about you but I sit A LOT! I used to be very active especially when the kids were young but as they’ve gotten older I seem to be on my ipad, computer ,or sitting at the dining room table homeschooling my kids for way too many hours a day. During my numerous hours of reading on the web I’ve come across MANY articles about health and wellness and growing older gracefully. In almost every article, it talks about exercise and/or movement of some kind as one of the major keys to longevity and healthful living. In fact, they say walking at least 10,000 steps a day is minimum to acheive a high standard of living.
Here are how YOUR steps are classified:
Do you even know how many steps you take a day? I didn’t…. I bet most of you don’t. Once I found out I knew I needed to crank it up a notch!
This gives you a good idea of what you should be striving for. I’ve started out with the goal of 10,000 steps. I did not realize how hard it was for me to get to that number. I bought a regular pedometer that clipped on you but I just could not find one that worked accurately. Well, I have now found a simple one that has an app that I can check anytime. Especially, when I want to see how close I am to my goal. It even messages me through my phone to tell me I’m close or that I’ve made my goal. Sounds corny but it is truly exciting to hit your goal! It is very rewarding and motivating. One of the best features is that you can follow any of your friends who also use a fitbit and you can be motviated just by that! I’m sooooooooo competitve so just seeing a friends number move ahead of me makes me want to get up and start
Here are some simple but impactful health reasons to walk everyday of your life:
There are many different types of monitors out there now and they all have there merits. But for the average person just wanting to be more active, the Fitbit(the flex is what I have) is perfect.
Let me know if you get one…we can help motivate each other!
“Solvitur ambulando, St. Augustine said. It is solved by walking.”