So many people are sedentary these days. Sitting all day at work or school and then going home to sit and watch TV, read, or play video games. A lack of physical activity can lead to numerous health related issues, including making everyday living activities and skills more difficult to perform. Here are a few tips to get moving and improve your long-term health, wellness, and physical mobility.
- One of the most effective ways to start moving regularly is to set an alarm every hour to remind yourself to get up and walk around.
- Take the stairs at work instead of always relying on the elevator.
- Go for walks in your neighborhood or one of the beautiful areas in Durham such as, Duke Gardens, West point on the Eno, American Tobacco trail, etc.
- Get active with your kids. Ride bikes, play basketball, soccer or baseball. Play hide and go seek. Kids need more activity too and this gets you both moving.
North Durham CrossFit is offering a FREE ‘At Home Workout Guide’ to get you started on a healthy approach to eating along with two weeks of workouts to do at home. You can request the guide at
I encourage you to watch this video posted by CrossFit.com about Betty Anderson, 96-years-old. Betty was using a walker everywhere she went but started CrossFit and is no longer worried about her walker. She just walks. It is so encouraging to see how someone at 96-years-old can get moving and improve her mobility, balance, and overall well-being.