Getting moving doesn't have to be a workout!
As we launch into our very own MOVE Columbia County season, sponsored by REC TEC Grills, here are a few tips on getting started -
(from the MoveItMonday.org blog)
Take a Lap (Around the House)
It might not seem like much, but tidying up the house or simply walking from room to room are two simple ways to re-introduce yourself to some low stress movements.
Move with Music
Music is a powerful motivator. Put on a playlist —rock, jazz, POP…whatever gets you going, and let the tunes take over.
Track Your Progress
Wearable fitness devices like an Apple Watch or Fitbit can serve a number of functions like track steps and distances, measure the calories burnt, and monitor heart rate and sleep quality. Tracking your progress and seeing improvements will help keep you motivated and committed to your activity goals.
Suggest a “Walking” Coffee Date
We know that everyone loves a meet-up over coffee, but what if you could take your chat outside? Ask for your Joe to-go and trying walking and talking – you’ll get get fresh air and extra exercise.
Park Far Away
May not seem like much, but those extra steps in and out of your barber shop or grocery store do add up.
Chores Build Cores
No, this isn’t a way of tricking you into cleaning the stove top or lint-rolling couch cushions. By giving the house or apartment a thorough cleaning, you’re doing your body a lot of good by engaging muscles that you may not use otherwise. A little bit of elbow grease goes a long way.
Take a Class Outdoors
We’re not talking extreme kayaking or rock climbing. Learning a new skill that gets you out of the house — be it photography, birdwatching, or gardening — can help add a surprising number of steps to your daily routine.
If you'd like to get moving on Mondays, join us for MOVE it Monday in Columbia County. Each Monday morning, we'll host a walking group and light workout session at either Evans Towne Center Park, Memorial Gardens Park, or the brand NEW Gateway Park in Grovetown.
It's completely free join and free to attend! Just email us at Events@ColumbiaCountyga.gov and we'll add you to the list!
Bonus - you'll earn points for every MOVE event you attend and your points could earn you awesome monthly prizes!