Have you ever noticed your dog starting to slowly gain weight, become more lethargic or just low on energy?
Chances are he/she is following your patterns. There is a new slogan which states sitting is the new smoking. The majority of working Americans go from the driver's seat to the office chair to the driver's seat to the couch. This is creating havoc on our bodies. On average, the 9-5 office worker will take fewer than 6,000 steps per day. Our joints are becoming stuck, muscles are stiff, sleep patterns are off and a whole host of other health issues begin to settle in.
The good news is there are ways to combat this. Rather than finding time, MAKE time.
- Get out of the house and take your dog for a long walk at least once per day.
- Walk and talk; take some of your shorter office meetings outside instead of over coffee.
- Use the stairs instead of the elevators.
- Wearables are a hot item these days. Bands such as FitBit or Jawbone have built in technology to help track the number of steps per day. Make it a point to hit a minimum of 10,000 steps per day.
Take responsibility for both you and your dog. Get Moving.