Biggest Loser Challenge Tip #6: Get Moving More



So, you’ve decided to start a journey towards better health in 2022? Congratulations! That is a big step and quite possibly an overwhelming one. With so many options and ways to lose weight or simply improve your health it can be hard to know where to even start. Thankfully you have us at Buckner Wellness to forge a clearer path for you to accomplish all your health goals this year.


If you haven’t already be sure to check out our guide on The 90 Day Body Fat Challenge. We will also be providing you with weekly tips on simple things you can do to get started (and keep going) on your weight loss, health and fitness journey. This week’s insider information focuses on making an effort to move more throughout the day and ways to accomplish that.


MAKE MORE MOVES



The more you move around the more calories you burn (duh) and the quicker you reach your fitness goals. (Plus it’s just not great for your body to stay stagnant for long periods of time.) Would it not be great to have something tell you when you needed to get up and take a walk, or stretch though? The great news is such a device exists in fitness trackers.


Now, you don’t have to have a fitness tracker, but they sure are helpful when it comes to reminders to get up, drink water, and track how much you have moved. However, you can accomplish the same goal with your phone and timers if getting a fitness tracker is out of reach or not something you want.


Research has determined people should move for three minutes every 30-60 minutes, so if you are ready to move more we have a few ideas to break you into the habit.



WAYS TO MOVE MORE


  • Simply stretch at your desk for a few minutes before getting back to what you were working on.


  • Take a walk during lunch.


  • Use your lunch to get a quick workout in.



  • Take mini breaks throughout the day where you get up to fill your water, go around the office to talk to people.


  • When the whether is nice take a walk around your building.


  • Find a lunch spot close by and walk to it instead of driving.


  • Use the stairs coming to and from.


  • Purposely park further away so you have to take a longer walk.

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