This post is written in partnership with Canvas Credit Union. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When it comes to kickstarting your wellness routine, it’s important to celebrate your current state of well-being. By doing so, you’ll discover areas of improvement — i.e. where the gaps lie. Are you prioritizing sleep? Eating root vegetables? Taking care of your financial health? Healthy habits are a combination of evaluating, analyzing, and taking action. And with spring right around the corner, there’s no better time for a fresh start. If you’re not sure where to begin, physical health is a great launching point.
Why Is Physical Health important?
By now, you probably know that taking care of your physical well-being is imperative. Beyond increased energy levels, improved concentration, better composure, and more restful sleep, exercise is key for muscle strength and endurance. It also helps combat a variety of health conditions and diseases. You can read about the top 10 benefits of physical exercise, here. Without a doubt, we’ve all experienced a shift in our mood after movement.
How Much Exercise Is Recommended?
The Mayo Clinic recommends at least 150 minutes/week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes/week of vigorous activity. Or, a combination of both. That may look like running, walking, swimming, yoga, dancing, or strength training. Broken down, it’s about 20 minutes/day. Broken down further, that might look like a 10 minute walk + 10 minutes of push-ups, crunches, and squats. Done and done. Remember that small, daily amounts of physical activity are helpful. For (free) outdoor exercise locations near Denver, take a peek at this list.
To read more about creating fitness habits this spring, hop over to my feature on Canvas Credit Union’s blog.
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