Small Change: Exercise!

My life has been a little chaotic since the last post…taking my RD exam, moving all of my belongings across the country and moving into a new condo!!  But, I’m finally back with another small change idea!  My plan is to update my blog more frequently now that I’m back into a normal routine…so stay tuned for more interesting nutrition-related posts!!

The last small change I talked about was focused on healthy eating strategies.  This change focuses on exercise!  In today’s world, people live very busy lives!  But, it’s still very important that we fit exercise into our daily/weekly schedule.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that healthy adults strive to get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week and muscle strengthening activities at least 2 times per week.  150 minutes can seem like an overwhelming amount of time!  To make it feel less overwhelming, you can break your exercise into multiple, shorter sessions throughout the day.  An example of this would be to go for three 30 minute walks throughout the day…walk in the morning, walk during lunch and walk after dinner.  This small change will not only ensure that you get enough exercise each day, but it also keeps you active throughout the entire day! 

Another small strategy for increasing exercise is to schedule exercise into your day.  If I put my daily workout on my calender or in my planner, I am a lot more likely to skip it!  Exercise should be a priority so it makes sense to schedule it in the same way we schedule other important daily priorities!      


Does anyone else schedule workouts throughout the week!?  Feel free to share your exercise strategies!!   


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