World Physical Activity Day – April 6
How many times did you complain about being too busy to go to the gym? I guess many. Luckily for you the only thing you need to get active is motivation.
Denying physical activity due to a lack of time is just an excuse. Following the WHO recommendation of 30 minutes of daily exercise, the American Heart Association offers us some tips to accomplish it. First, they suggest dividing the time into two or three segments of 10 to 15 minutes. From there, short and easy activities can be included in your busy schedule, from walking or standing during phone conversations at work, parking further away from the office entrance and walking through the parking lot, or getting off at the bus stop before your usual one.
Taking the stairs and avoiding the elevator is another tip that will make a big difference if you do it every day. And it will be even a bigger difference if you share it with friends, neighbors and colleagues by joining the second European No Elevators Day, on 13 May. ISCA and its local partners are inviting citizens, organisations, institutions and companies to seal off some of the elevators and escalators in their premises and to encourage their employees or colleagues to take the stairs.
Now, is up to you to find the best moves that fit into your schedule and start being active. There is always a physical activity that matches your taste, your abilities, and your preferences. Whether you’re active alone or in a team, outdoors or indoors, doing traditional sports or following a new trend, or simply taking the active choice to get from A to B, there is a way to include physical activity into your life and start following the popular Latin proverb of a healthy mind in a healthy body, “mens sana in corpora sano”.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of physical activity, check this link: https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/pa-health/ and use that information to #findyourmove. Get involved in the second European No Elevators Day, just by clicking here.