Did I just catch you slouching in your chair? How many times do I have to send this post? 😉
Stand up, slowly raise straight arms out and over your head, clasp your hands together, now look up and press your palms to the sky. Breathe and Stretchhhhhh. Now slowly lower your arms wide.
This one’s even better when you do it outside!
Turns out gums are a two way street. Unhealthy gums can be an indication of other health issues, and bacteria build up in the gums can cause other health issues. Either way, it can’t hurt to make better friends with the minty string.
Did you floss today? It’s not too late!
Just like the arms….from a sitting position, lift those feet and hold ’em. Engage that core, tighten those thighs,squeeze those buns, holding…still holding….and more holding…..just 30 more seconds. Okay, your done! (Although it couldn’t hurt to do it again)
Sit up straight and hold your arms out in front of you. Hold. Hold. Hold. Keep holding. No, not yet, keep holding. And still holding. Just another 30 seconds. Whew…. Your done!
It’s that time again. If you have time to read this message, you have time to stand up and give me 20 more wall push ups. Ready, set, go! (Yes, now) (No, not later, now) (Enough with the excuses, do it now!)
A year ago I would have labeled myself as your average vegetable eater–mostly at dinner with the occasional salad for lunch. Then I set a goal to include veggies on my plate at every meal. Now, if we’re out of organic radishes for me to slice, salt and crunch on over breakfast, I actually feel cheated.
So…inquiring minds want to know… could radish addition actually be a thing? And what veggie that you love could you add to your breakfast tomorrow?
That’s all it takes to stretch a little, breathe a little, walk a little, or exert your muscles a little. Do that a few times today. I promise you’ll be glad you did.
Even if is’t only for a second, just standing up then sitting down 20 – 30 times a day improves your posture, strengthens your core, keeps your joints mobile, and enhances your mood. Who’d a thought?
Whether sitting or standing, take the next 3 seconds to help yourself feel refreshed…
- Second 1 – Reach your arms long in front of you, using one hand to grab the fingers on the other hand. Then breathe out as you round your back.
- Second 2 – Take a deep breath in as you lengthen your spine and your raise your arms over head.
- Second 3 – Let out a big breath as you let go of your hands, then lower straight arms to your sides.
Still feeling a little tense? What’s another 3 seconds in the course of your day? 😉