Park Home Resident Magazine - Page 14



FIT
IN
5
FITNESS ADVICE
Move More
Every step counts, so add a few more to your daily routine.
3
. SALSA WITH YOUR SALSA
1
.COUNT YOUR STEPS
Boogie
while your baking. Step, march
Wear a step counter, use a pedometer 2.EXTRA STEPS
Park in the furthest or dance when cooking and clearing up
or try a fitness tracker. These handy
devices count your steps, allowing
you to monitor what you’re doing
and make small lifestyle changes.
There are choices for all budgets, a
simple clip-on step counter costs just
a few pounds and you can write down
your daily steps to keep track. There
are free pedometer apps for mobile
phones but you’ll have to keep your
phone with you at all times to get an
accurate record. Wearing a fitness
tracker on your wrist or clipped on
that links to your phone or tablet can
be the easiest way to keep a record
of your steps. and can also be linked
up with friends so that you can get fit
together.
Whatever method you choose, use it
for a week and work out how many
steps you typically do and add 500.
Use that figure as your next week goal
and increase again over the following
weeks. Aim to get to at least 5000
steps a day, 10,000 is recommended
by theBritish Heart Foundation.
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point from where you
need to be in the car
park, and take stairs
rather than escalators
and lifts if you are able.
your kitchen. It might be a little funny for
anyone else to see (perhaps close your
blinds?) but adding movement here wont
take up any extra time and can make a
huge difference.
4. MARCH IN YOUR MARIGOLDS
Add extra movement to your cleaning and
tidying routine. Put on some music and
bend, stretch, dance or march whilst you
work.
5
. VOLUNTEER
If you have a couple of hours free a week, then volunteering can
be an amazing way to live a healthier lifestyle. You could simply
do a little gardening, shopping, baby-sitting or dog-walking for a
relative, friend or neighbour, it doesnt even have to be a regular
commitment. Any activity will increase your healthy steps and help
out someone in need.
Always check with your doctor before starting a new exercise regime.





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