Take Deliberate Action and Choose to Move
Here we are late September, 2020, still in the midst of a global pandemic. Most of us are spending way more time at home than we ever have before. Many of us have lost access to our gyms, exercise studios, and many of us have lost our primary source of income. We are at a choice point. The definition of choice point is a decision that moves us from purpose and meaning through thoughtful consideration into action.
We can choose to be victims of our circumstances or we can choose to act. And let's be clear, many of us are also thriving and redirecting our energies into incredible creativity and transformation. If you're not there yet, one of the best places to begin is by moving your body.
If you're a techy kind of person, you can aim for a certain step count each day - the gold standard being 10,000 steps per day. Your smart phone can also help you with keeping track of that. It's roughly about 5 miles or 8 kilometers. You don't have to do that all at once - but if you have the time then go for it.
There are hundreds of apps and free opportunities on YouTube to try out new activities. Yoga, pilates, bootcamp, bodyweight resistance classes - you name it. Give it a try. You probably have all kinds of props around the house that you may have never considered as tools to help keep you in shape. Chairs for tricep dips, soup cans for bicep curls, pillows for bridge pose support, flexible water bottles for rollers (to help relieve muscle tension).
This level of self-care will not only strengthen your heart, muscles, and bones, but it will enhance the effectiveness and strength of your immune system, reduce your risk for type-2 diabetes (one of the risks for COVID) and optimize your metabolism. Vigorous exercise will enhance your mood, make you more productive, increase your IQ, improve your sex life, strengthen your confidence and self-esteem, and allow your mind to flourish.
Moving is an absolute must do in your daily practice of living, and it will change your life in the best way. Are you open and willing to commit to moving daily as if your very life depended on it?