Finding a Physical Activity for YOU

As a physical therapist I know the importance of physical activity and that intensity of that physical activity matters. I also know my propensity to get bored easily, and that I am very unlikely to stick with treadmills, ellipticals, bikes or Zumba. So I knew it was important for me to find something that I can do regularly with varying intensities, and (probably the most important part to sticking with it) it had to be fun. As an adult I picked up tennis, and I love it.

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Riding My Age!

Every year around my birthday I pick a day and ride my age on my bike. In recent years my birthday rides have snuck up on me. Last year, I felt unprepared but determined so I was happy to ride my age in kilometers rather than miles. This year I used my puppy-transporting electric-assist bike and was happy to be back to riding in miles and brought my dog along.

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15 Minute Workouts

In order to continually sharpen your saw it is imperative to continue on with a regular workout regime. This does not mean you have to purchase a fancy gym membership or hire a personal trainer to kick your butt into shape. Really, all it takes is as little as 15 minutes of your time whether you have the luxury of a local gym or the convenience of your bedroom floor!

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Healthy Recipes

A healthy diet paves a way for a healthy heart and lifestyle. As explained in the Body Article, what you put into your body and how well you treat it, will have a direct correlation on your actions, feelings, and health. The word “diet” does not mean you have to jump through crazy hoops and cut out all the things you love! It’s not an “all or nothing choice” to clean up your eating.

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