I am so not a cold weather person. I am in Pittsburgh for a couple of days and arrived yesterday to very windy and cold weather. One of my first thoughts was ‘I am not walking in this!’
I am asking for you to invest in your health by setting health goals. As you think about how to do this, think about building in movement into each of your days. What challenges do you face? You may not be able to set up an exercise plan due to medical conditions or disabilities but if your clinician has given you the green light, find something to do that makes you move more.
Hot, cold or rainy weather, home situations, shorter days, new COVID restrictions on gyms, malls and other outdoor venues may all impact your ability to get a workout in.
Look around you. Your setting may be in a shelter, on a couch with a friend or in your home. You may not have the room or specific equipment (treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical or weight lifting equipment) available to you but if you can sit or walk, you can move.
Invest In Your Health By Setting Health Goals
I will talk to my clinician about starting an exercise routine.
I will look at YouTube videos or other online resources and find a series that I like and set a start date within 2 weeks.
I will look at my calendar and schedule three 30-minute blocks of time for exercise each week.
I will invite my spouse/friend/family member to join me in these exercises.
- I will keep all of my appointments with myself and not cancel any of the sessions.
We have a Monthly & Daily Health Goals planner for you to use. Write out your weekly and monthly goals. Writing them down and posting them on the fridge or your mirror will allow you to see them daily. This will help keep you on track. You can also click on the Resources Tab to find this planner.