As we get moving, measure your exercise moves. Set an exercise time and commit to it, or use a pedometer to track your success.
It’s week 2 of the third month of our 12 Months of Wellness, and this week we’re tracking our moves. Measuring our exercise success is one way to keep us going when we lose interest, get busy with other obligations, or have an off day. And we all have them!
Set a time
Scheduling exercise into our busy schedules is one way to help guarantee that we stick with our exercise plan. Choose a time that works best for you, whether it’s before work, on your lunch hour, after work, or after dinner. The time of day you choose is less important than being consistent about fitting exercise into your life on a regular basis.
I like to go to the gym right after work. If I go home and get comfortable, my chances of getting myself out the door and back to the gym are slim to nil. By going to the gym first, I can head home on a positive note, knowing I worked out and feel great.
Use a pedometer
If walking is your preferred form of exercise, invest in a pedometer. You can set it to either count the steps you take or measure the distance you walk.
Count at least 3,000 steps on a pedometer at the rate of 100 steps per minute. This will give you at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise. Walk farther or more briskly to up your fitness benefits.
I’ll check back in with you on Wednesday and share some of the ways my coworkers fit exercise into their busy lives and show you how they track their fitness success.Let us know how you’re doing this week with tracking your moves. Contact us on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #2013alive!