Get Moving Before You Grow Roots

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Oliver Eehn
Writer, Coach & Trainer
By now, many of you may have fallen off your resolution bandwagon and reverted back to your old habits. Throughout the playoffs and the Super Bowl I know many of you were planted on the couch with your pizza, popcorn and beer… AGAIN! Well, before you start sprouting roots, how about getting into action?
Fitness class with resistance bands

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.

About the Author:
In a business that experiences a great deal of annual turnover, Oliver has remained steadfast through it all with over 20 years in business. Being fed up with all the deception and dishonesty that occurs in the Health/Fitness industry, Oliver set out to offer a no-nonsense approach to sensible wellness without all the hype and false promises that continue to abound. Oliver is a world class personal trainer specializing in custom fitness and workout programs for individuals and small groups. If you want to improve your overall health, lose weight, get into better shape, and look and feel better, contact Oliver today!
Oliver Eehn headshot
Oliver Eehn
Writer, Coach & Trainer


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