Ease into Exercise

Being physically active is an important step to improving one’s overall health and wellness, so it’s normal for an individual to want to dive right into a new workout routine or fitness regimen. But before a person starts that first set, he or she must prepare to ease into exercise.

Knowing how to do the exercise properly allows you to target the correct muscle and reap all of the benefits while avoiding injury. And many times, the proper form makes the exercise easier to execute.

The Move It Monday Ease into Exercise Package is a 12-week series is designed to prepare users for increased physical activity by teaching them how to warm up, measure progress, and execute movements appropriate for their ability levels. This Monday, celebrate starting off slow.

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Ease into Exercise

Our 12-week Ease into Exercise package helps people gain the skills they need to safely start a physical fitness routine.

Starting Easing into Exercise

If you’re using this Monday to begin a new fitness routine, this is a great step toward following a healthy lifestyle! However, before you start moving, make sure you start smart and ease yourself in.
This Monday, make an appointment to meet with your doctor and make sure you leave knowing the core four measurements of health.
You may not even realize it, but many day-to-day tasks—walking through the neighborhood dog, climbing the stairs, putting away groceries, carrying a toddler—all qualify as sources of physical activity.
Making slight modifications to your daily routine can lead to monumental life transformations. If you want to expand your range of motion and incorporate more physical activity into your day, then you’ve got to go small and walk home.
Regardless of age or ability level, sometimes it’s just hard to find the energy, motivation, or confidence to get back into a workout routine, but by identifying our own fitness fears, we are better equipped to address and overcome them.
Exercise is vital to a healthy life. But, it can be difficult to make time for it with a busy schedule. Learn some ideas to fit fitness into your daily routine.
Yoga is relaxing. Plus, it helps stave off stress and anxiety, builds strength, improves cardiovascular health, and curbs low-back pain. Start your week moving with some yoga on Monday.
SMART Move It Feature
When it comes to staying active, exercise is a necessity, but repeating the same workouts can get boring. That’s why it’s important to periodically update your personal fitness routine using the SMART approach.
This Monday, keep a record of your workouts. Tracking your fitness accomplishments will help identify useful patterns, reveal a picture of your overall performance, and help you stay on top of your progress.
You don’t have to do your 30 minutes of daily physical activity all in one shot. Find creative ways to incorporate more walking into your normal routine.
This Monday, try tracking your fitness progress to help you achieve your goals. It can reveal the success you’ve achieved, help you stay motivated, and encourage you to continually challenge yourself.
Move It Assess feature
An important way to avoid injury and stay active is knowing your fitness level. A quick self-assessment can help you identify which parts of your body are strong and which parts may need attention.