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Friday, December 14, 2012

Little things matter

There are so many little everyday things that we can all focus on to improve our health. We tend to get lazy with the little things, but they really do matter. Practicing poor posture, sending the kids to grab your slippers for you, driving to the mailbox instead of walking, etc. Think about what a difference it could make in your overall health if you removed laziness from your daily life in these small ways.

In addition to these things, there are little extra things that you can focus on during the day to improve your health. Stand up straight. Contract your core as much as you can. Pull your belly button in. This will tighten your core. When getting up from a chair, don't use your hands. This engages your core. Plus its easier on the chair.... Don't be afraid to get on the floor. Practice getting up and down from the floor so that's its not something you try to avoid. Lay on the floor and stand up several times a day. If you don't use it, you lose it! When you are waiting for a table in a restaurant, stand. Why do we have to sit? You can sway from side to side to add a little movement to it. Get up and do some sort of exercise movement during a commercial break instead of hitting fast forward.

These small things all add up at the end of the day. You would be surprised if you paid attention to all of the small ways you can be lazy. And before you know it, it's a chore to tie your shoes or get up from a chair. Focus on these and make changes when you catch yourself in a lazy moment. You will see a difference.

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