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Month: February 2016

Stress

Stress

We live in a stressful world.  Too much stress on the body produces negative health results.  One of the ways you can decrease your stress level is by exercising.   Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that affects our mood.   Exercise increases serotonin and improves our mood.   Instead of going home after a stressful day at work just to sit on the couch and watch TV, go for a walk.  You will be surprised how much better you feel and the energy you will gain from moving.  @fitwatchr wants you to feel good on the inside too.

 

Choose Healthy

Choose Healthy

Think about the little things that add up every day.   When you choose to have water at every meal instead of soda, your body will feel better.  If you park further away and walk a few more steps, your heart will get stronger.  Choose to do something healthy whenever you can.  It may seem small but that is how you improve your overall health.

 

Choices

Choices

Don’t compare yourself to others when it comes to your health and fitness level.   Everyone has different strengths.  Focus on the things that you are capable of doing.  Make a choice each day to focus on a strength of yours.  If you are good at walking, do that for exercise.  Make choices that work for you.  If you have not been active for a long time you are not going to run a marathon on the first day.  One choice at a time, don’t overwhelm yourself just work on getting better every day.

 

Choose health.

Choose health.

Choosing to be healthy can seem overwhelming.  You don’t have to do it all at once.  Set a small goal every day.   Make one good choice at a time.  For example, instead of eating three pieces of pizza, eat a big salad and have one slice of pizza.   Every little choice you make will add up.  Do something different every day.  Challenge yourself to adding a good health goal and it will eventually become a habit.

 

 

Injury and exercise

Injury and exercise

Unless you are a very lucky person, at some point almost all of us will experience some type of injury.  During the winter months those icy driveways & sidewalks can turn into a quick visit to the Emergency Department.  Injury can really put a damper on our exercise routines.  Try not to think of it as all or nothing.  If you injure your leg, you can’t run, but you could pick up some hand weights and do some upper body exercises.   If you have an upper extremity injury, do some simple floor exercises with your legs.  Try to think about what you CAN do and not what you CAN’T do!  @fitwatchr will give you tips and ideas for staying healthy.

 

Take Care

Take Care

The winter months can bring on a lot of health issues.   Sometimes we cannot escape those clingy cold and flu viruses.  How do you work on getting healthy when you are sick?  The best thing to do is rest the first few days that you become ill.  Taking the rest on the front end can save you from prolonging the illness.  Don’t work out if you are running a fever and sick.  It’s just as important to recognize when your body needs rest as it is to exercise.  Drink water, sleep and stay home so you don’t spread your germs.  Take care of your body and treat it with care.  @fitwatchr wants your health to be your #1 priority.