May is finally here AND it’s warming up in Chicago after a very long and cold winter! In fact, it seems we went from winter straight into summer without a spring...that is the Midwest for you!
In the cold winter months people often tend to hunker down and have a hard time getting motivated to move their bodies. Many clients tell me they prefer to get cozy on the couch with a hot drink and fluffy blanket and binge watch their favorite shows...in fact, they would rather do anything than exercise.
I happen to love exercise as it's a great stress release for me and it gets me up and moving since I spend most of my day sitting down with clients. But don’t get me wrong, there are many times that I have to drag myself out of the house to get a good workout in.
When we are in the habit of sitting for too long, day in and day out, our bodies get used to this and it gets harder and harder to get motivated to take a walk outside or go to the gym...or whatever you choose to do.
Exercise is good for our bodies for so many reasons. It lowers risk factors for serious disease, lowers blood pressure, can help with weight management, keeps the muscles and bones strong, and the list goes on and on!
The bottom line is that we all need to get moving, regardless of age or physical symptoms. Do you know that oftentimes exercise can actually help alleviate symptoms? It’s true!
Here are just a few examples of why people get stuck:
Can’t get motivated
Have no time
Don’t know where start
Do any of these “excuses” sound familiar to you? If so, tap to help YOU get moving. You don’t have to join a fancy health club or gym to get your exercise needs met, you can move your body in your home, on the stairs or follow along with an instructor on television or YouTube. You can walk around the block! Whatever form of exercise you choose…..just do it!
If you have difficulty getting motivated to exercise or move your body, then tap along with me.
Motivation to exercise:
You deserve it!
More than anything...your body deserves it!
Let me know what you think and how it tapping helped and, as always, thank you for sharing with those you think could use it :)
Tap into exercise!