Instead of just sitting back watching the games, stay on your feet and be a cheerleader; jump, kick, flail your arms. With basketball season in full swing and approaching March madness, try emulating the moves of the players; move back and forth, side to side, jump and reach as if you’re pulling down a rebound. If your team’s losing, lie facedown on the floor and throw a tantrum with every ounce of energy you got. Your family and friends may think you’ve totally lost it. But after the season, when you’re a size or two smaller, you’ll have the last laugh.
For those of you who are not sports fans, you can still make lasting changes with your health by starting with just simple steps. And I mean that in the literal sense. If you’ve been sedentary for some time, start by taking a walk around the block. Then make it a little longer each day.
Be sure to add some resistance work. If you don’t have a Health Club membership and have no weight equipment, you can just as easily go in the back yard and lift rocks. How about filling up empty milk jugs? With a little imagination you can get creative with this. The point being, it doesn’t take much to get back into the saddle and start moving again.
Also, be sure to make a habit of stretching, both during and after workouts, as well as throughout the day. My proverb for the day; Moving water never freezes. In other words, stay active, move about and you will never have to worry about growing roots.