Welcome to Week 5 of the NCFIT Summer Reset!
Homestretch! It has now been a full month since you decided to prioritize your health and RESET, building sustainable habits that will lead to significant change. That is such a big deal. Congrats! Let’s keep it MOVING! No pun intended :)
ALWAYS BE MOVING
All workouts count as movement, but not all movement has to be a workout! Say that 5 times fast!
Let’s break that down. If you scroll through social media, it can be easy to believe that a tough workout is the quickest way to your goals. Whether you are looking to get stronger, lean out, or just feel more comfortable in your skin, it can feel like the more you sweat and the harder you go will dictate how quickly you progress.
NO PAIN, NO GAIN, RIGHT? WRONG.
Movement is a necessary habit to master for you to be healthy. However, like the other habits we’ve discussed, it needs to be sustainable.
This means prioritizing movement, even if some days that looks different than a full blown workout. Some days, something as simple as going for a walk can be exactly what your body needs.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Step It Up Try to get at least 8,000-10,000 steps a day. Moving regularly throughout the day keeps your blood flowing, which is good for your overall health.
Don't Take This Sitting Down See if you can limit the amount of time you spend sitting in a chair to less than six hours a day. Adjust your workspace so that you can stand up — or even try sitting on the floor if you’re home and have the space!
Relax & Recover Spend 10 minutes each day working on your mobility and soft tissue. Not only does it help your body recover from exercise, but it also promotes relaxation and can even help you sleep better. (Virtual Mobility Coach from our partners at The Ready State is a great place to start. And you can try it totally free for 14 days.)