Ideas to Begin A Health & Wellbeing Plan
Today I want to share how to get started with your health and wellbeing plan. Most of us have heard that there are a number of proactive things we can do for our health and wellbeing especially at this time.
Sounds pretty simple, right? It can be with the tiny changes (I wrote about making change here https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/small-changes-for-big-results) and the right mindset. And yet when we are stress, worried about finances, health, jobs, the world it can be a challenge to make tiny changes and focus our minds on what we can control (I wrote about focus on what you can control here https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/focus-on-things-you-can-control.)
So much about what we are hearing about this coronavirus is we need a strong immune system to be able to deal with this. No matte where our health is right now we can begin to make changes today and begin to see the benefits quickly. This is why it is so important at this time to eat life-affirming foods, real food, organic food cooked in our own kitchens. If you are not in the habit of cooking at home now is a perfect time and if you are in the habit of cooking at home now is the time to expand your repertoire of meals. Both Gregg Braden and Dave Asprey have said that by doing this one thing over the next few months we can see huge changes our health.
Now when it comes to exercise it seems to me that many don’t begin an exercise program because they don’t know how. Meaning if up to this point exercise has not been a habit now can be the time to begin. The weather is warming up, the sun is shining and lovely. So if you are open to beginning an exercise habits check out the idea below.
If you are a beginner starting a new workout program with no experience, we suggest the Home Workout Revolution System – a system we have had in our fitness toolbox for many years. You can see more on this program here http://go.earlytorise.net/SH1X What we like most is this system provides follow along videos specifically for the beginner as well as more advanced workouts as you progress in fitness levels.
Here are my suggestions if you are just getting started workout:
If you have never done any kind of exercise I would suggest start with walking. Put your sneakers on and get outdoors and walk for 20 minutes. This helps you start moving and help you get in the habit of movement as exercise. Getting out in the morning sun is a wonderful way to begin the day and get some sun for all the health benefits and it also helps with your sleep at night.
Walk most days of the week and keep this up for 30 days. Once you have achieved this WIN now it is time to begin to increase your fitness by doing bodyweight exercise (squats, lunges, push ups, plank, jumping jacks). This is a great place to begin because you don’t need any special equipment and you don’t need much space in your home.
The best exercise is doing something that you will enjoy. There are all kinds of exercise videos on YouTube for you to follow.
• Train at least 3 days per week for the first 8 – 12 weeks.
• Train three days a week with a day off between workouts.
For example, the schedule might look like this:
⇢ Saturday and Sunday—Off-day
• Do 30 minutes of low-intensity exercise on off-days (walking is super great on these days), but don’t let this workout impair your recovery or limit your performance on the real workouts.
• Start every workout with this warm-up circuit
Let us know if you have any questions. Be sure to get in touch and share your success.
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