I want to wish you a very happy new year! Good riddance to 2020….bring on 2021! I hope you have been enjoying the holiday season whether you celebrate Christmas, Channukah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Festivus for the Rest of Us, or nothing at all. Hopefully you were able to make the most of it despite everything else going on these days. And (al)most as importantly, I hope you have been staying active.
Being active does not require a lot of fanfare, planning, or effort. It can be as simple as getting up and stretching, doing a few simple exercises while watching TV, going out for a walk with family or friends, or taking a quiet stroll with your own thoughts. It really is that easy. You do not need to do any specific activity or keep it up for a certain length of time. Just keep moving! It’s that easy!
Staying active is so important, especially as we get older. Getting older does not mean you have to slow down. On the contrary, a body in motion stays in motion (and gets to do whatever is on its bucket list) and a body at rest stays at rest (and, sadly, atrophies). So this is the time to keep moving. And if you have not been active up until now, it is NEVER to late to start!
If you need a few ideas of what to do, check out the 12 Weeks of Christmas Challenge. I have put together some videos demonstrating simple exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime in 60 seconds or less. And you do not even need any equipment! And if you have more than 60 seconds, feel free to mix and match the exercises. Do a few, or all 12, or do several sets of each. Have fun with it!
If you would like to know the secret to getting active and staying active, join me for my upcoming workshop, BELIEVE in YOU. I will be holding 3 sessions in January to help you get your new year started off right. Spoiler alert: the secret is to have FUN! Join me to learn more about how to make being active FUN! I hope to see you there!