Welcome to Happy Mom Days! 10 Wonderful Day of Taking Care of You!
Day one we added ME-eting time to our schedules, day two we added scheduling much important doctor trips and yesterday we added a bit of pampering. Today we are talking about moving our bodies to keep healthy and have bit of laughter.
Happy Mom Days are just in time for Mother’s Day and are a great way to remember that self-care is the best Mother’s day gift you can give. Without your health and happiness you cannot easily give it in return to your family.
Task One – Adding Exercise to our daily routine.
The quote above was my favorite by far for today, but I had to share a few others. Any kind of motivation to move our bodies for health is usually a good motivation and quotes are wonderful because you can jot them down on a Post-it note and put them all over the house to motivate you to reach your goals.
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
John F. Kennedy
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
The most common objection that I hear to walking as exercise is that it’s too easy, that only sweaty, strenuous activity offers real benefits. But there is abundant evidence that regular, brisk walking is associated with better health, including lower blood pressure, better moods and improved cholesterol ratios.
Now that we have read the quotes the official task for the day is as follows.
Grab your day planner or calendar and take a good look at how you can add some kind of exercise or movement each day. You may have to multi-task a bit.
For example: Park your car a little farther away for after school pick-up so that you can get a few more steps in for the day. Or, get up a bit early in the morning a couple of time a week and do yoga or take a quick walk, if you have a spouse or partner to watch the kids.
The biggest help in my life for adding daily movement has been my Fitbit. I highly recommend adding a step counter of some sort to wear each day as a tool to gauge if you are moving enough.
- Tracks steps, distance and calories burned
- Syncs automatically to your computer or select bluetooth 4.0 smartphones or tablets
- Set goals, view progress and earn badges
- Share and compete with friends throughout the day
- Free iPhone and android application
If you could add just 1,000 more steps per day you can burn an extra 40 calories or even better
Each 2,000-2,500 steps is about a mile. Walking a mile burns about 80 calories for a 150-pound person.
Task Two : Take time to smile today and just for fun…. walk to the nearest mirror and give this a try.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, hide my wrinkles, hide them all.
Now if you have no wrinkles, just look at the mirror and appreciate that fact.
Enjoy your day!
Need more laughs and a bit of movement as well! Check out this fun video on Dance Walking! I love it.