Quick Fitness Tips

Buy a journal.

Write down what you eat and when you exercise. This step alone will help you get fitter quicker!

Set a goal.

Setting a goal and journaling your progress will help to keep you motivated.

Walk instead of drive whenever possible.

If you must drive, park far away from your destination. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Buy a pedometer.

Work up to 10,000 steps a day and set that as your goal. Once you reach it, increase it to 12,000 steps and so on.

Limit screen time.

Set screen time limits for you and your family. Whether it is TV, computer, or video games—turn them off and go for a walk instead.

Find a friend.

Whatever you choose to do, enlist a friend to join you. Working out can be more fun with someone and you will help one another stay motivated.

Learn how to relax.

Remember to breathe throughout the day and get enough sleep at night. Learning how to reduce the effects of stress in your life will lead to a fitter and healthier you.

Drink water.

Water is essential for good health, your digestion, your skin and your general well-being. Try to drink fluids—before you are thirsty, throughout the day to stay well-hydrated.

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Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for advice from a physician or other health care professional. Any communication with Susan Helmrich, Ph.D. or with representatives of healthandwellnessmatters.com does not constitute advice from a physician or other health care provider and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Whether you do or do not have any known health problems, it is advisable to consult your doctor before making major changes in your lifestyle.