2022 is speeding along; here's some of my healthy action list. Can you relate? Or add?
Schedule a full physical with your doctor at least once a year (or more often if you have specific concerns).
Take a long walk between lunch and dinner. Walking after every meal is energizing! Try it!
When stairs are available, always take them (if able). Every burned calorie counts.
When waiting in line or standing in place, try standing on one foot for 20 seconds and then switch to the other foot. Alternate back and forth, while keeping your core tight. The easy exercise will help improve your balance, abdominal strength and posture. Hold on to something if you must. NO falling!
Try to walk two minutes for every hour that you sit. Over a nine-hour day, that’s almost 20 minutes of extra walking outside of your regular exercise.
Stretch daily, preferably every morning and every night.
Keep a “mistake journal.” For each one you record, also include the lesson that came with it. My journal is full (a few mistakes, many many lessons 😊).
Drink [more] water. Not only does it quench your thirst, it also promotes healthy digestion, metabolism and nutrient absorption.
Splurge on a new pair of athletic shoes. Shoes make you look and feel good!
Pay attention to your posture. Standing or sitting up straight promotes proper spinal alignment, which ensures that your muscles and joints function properly. Plus, it exudes an aura of strength and confidence (you know who you are, straighten up now 😊).