Fresh ‘N Fit Cuisine’s Dietitian Corner: Just Keep Moving!
By: Natalie Logan, RD, LD
No matter where you are in your fitness journey we can’t stress how important it is to keep moving! The older we get the more we tend to slow down and not be as active. Maybe you don’t get to play sports like you did in high school or college. Or since you’ve had a couple of kids you don’t get to run the 5K’s like you did before. Maybe your job requires you to be at your desk a lot more or attend meetings where you have to sit and find it difficult to take a lunch break much less use the stairs.
One day you wake up and realize that your joints are achy or some blood work came back not so good or your waist has grown a few inches and wonder what in the world happened. Your diet seems to be okay, your sleep is fair but do you regularly get out and exercise? Do you know how many steps you’re getting in each day?
It all starts with taking time for YOU! Just as it’s important to feed your body healthy food it’s just as important to get some daily exercise. Walk, run, strength train, yoga, swim, bike – whatever lights your fire. All movement is beneficial for overall well-being for your mind, body and soul. Aiming for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week will help that inner athlete stay strong no matter what age you are!