Sunday, June 2, 2013

Being Fit -- Easy as Child’s Play

You don’t have to look at the calendar to know that summer is coming!  The sun is out, the kids are out, and you should be too! In fact, it’s time to take your workout, OUTSIDE!

This is the perfect time of year to mix up your exercise routine…to bust out of that indoor rut, and get your muscles flexing in a whole new way! The best part? You already have all the equipment you need waiting for you right inside your garage.

Grab your child’s jump rope or hula hoop or take that box of chalk and draw a hopscotch chart! Who cares if you haven’t done any of this in years, just do it! Jump, swing, and hop! Play Red Rover with your kids, or a quick game of Freeze Tag! Run till you’re out of breath and falling down, laughing. Let go of being an adult for a while, and rediscover that child inside you, just waiting to come out and play.
Whatever you do, just keep moving for 10-20 minutes. I can guarantee you, the time is going to fly by!  And when you’re ready to cool down, stretch first and then spread a blanket on the ground. Lie down and gaze up. Feel the soft green grass beneath you. Breathe deep and watch the clouds float by. Dream a little, imagine big, and be thankful for what you have and what your body can do. And for just a little while, remember what it was like to be a kid again!
Now get out there and let the games begin!

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