It’s Time to Move! Do you remember waiting for the school bell, so you could race home, and get outside to run around with the dog in the bush or the park, or play your favourite ball game with friends, or just ride your bike down the street? This was certainly the time of day I looked forward to the most!
It seems that times – and habits – have changed these days, alongside life’s responsibilities including family and work. TV and the internet are pretty popular, or simply not having the puff left after a full day. And whilst there’s still outdoor-time happening, it seems to be less for many of us. And what’s interesting, is getting out and about – and MOVING! – can help our bodies keep stronger and healthier in multiple ways – even in the cooler weather. The many positives include the cleaner air in our lungs and our more efficient cardiovascular action. The regular physical exercise also helps to raise our natural endorphins and increase our blood flow, which add to the ‘feel-good’ factor. Keeping active can help our digestive systems be more efficient (and it’s worth remembering that 70-80% of our immune system is in our digestive system), and of course getting out and about is an important way to stimulate our brains and improve coordination.
And a fabulous bonus, is as we build up the new exercise-habit, it tends to be self-perpetuating. The effects of compounding happen too – so we build on a stronger base, to help us reap the rewards long-term. Check out the link for simple options I choose everyday –
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Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is an Executive Lifestyle Consultant, with over 20 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, certified raw, vegan, gluten-free chef, educator, writer and health mentor. She lives in Auckland with her husband Chris, relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends