Healthy Habit Thursdays: It’s a Question of Moving!

New Zealand postage stamp, 1933: Public health.

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We all know that it is important to “stay in shape”.

But, what does that mean…and how can we accomplish that?

One of the most important factors in staying in shape is to exercise on a regular basis.  I’m not sure that is matters exactly what you do…you could walk, jog, run, swim, play tennis, do aerobics…the list is endless.

What matters is that you DO IT ON A REGULAR BASIS!

We need to make exercising a HABIT.

The dictionary defines “habit” as:

  • A regularly repeated behavior pattern
  • An action or pattern of behavior that is repeated so often that it becomes typical of somebody
  • A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition.

Throughout our lives, we deal with many habits…making them and then, if they are “bad ones” breaking them…like biting nails, curling hair, smoking.

So why not make it a habit to exercise on a daily basis…if you do it often enough, it will become an unconscious pattern of behavior for you.

How much time do you need to devote to establishing this new habit?

This really depends on your state of health right now…but, just 15 minutes a day can bring great benefits to you.

Just 15 minutes a day…take a walk around the block.

Just 15 minutes a day…dance to some favorite tunes.

Just 15 minutes a day…the possibilities are endless…just keep in mind how limber you are now and don’t push yourself to the point of pain or discomfort.

Another activity that takes just 15 minutes a day…read a picture book to your child.  Or do a craft project.  Or prepare an easy-peasy recipe.

Maybe you can make this a habit also. 🙂  If you are looking for story suggestions or educational fun-filled activities, please check out my book.  There is a great half-price sale going on right now with a bonus prize…no purchase necessary to enter. http://www.positiveparentalparticipation.com

Please stop by tomorrow for Follow-Me-Fridays: Where’s Miss Vivian?  The kindergarten children at Taylor School loved Katy and the Big Snow!

9 thoughts on “Healthy Habit Thursdays: It’s a Question of Moving!

    • Hi Nancy,
      It was there when I posted it this morning…but it went away somewhere. 😦 I had to repost it when I got home from work…so strange…that’s never happened before.
      Thanks for looking. 🙂

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  1. Before I started reading the rest, I thought you were talking about moving to New Zealand… Oh yes, moving our behinds to get in shape is important for sure… Oh Vivian Thank you…
    The tragedy in Japan is making me very sad… Can’t find words and still fighting a fever/cold.
    Be blessed,
    Elizabeth

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    • Eliz,
      I have NO idea…it was there wnen I posted it this morning…but when I read your comment, I went to look and, you are right, it was GONE!
      I reposted it, but I don’t know what happened…has that ever happened to you on wordpress?

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  2. No… maybe you should mention it to WP Help desk… That is odd and didn’t something similar happen before?
    Wasn’t there a time you believed you had posted something and it went AWOL?
    Eliz

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