Like all third-Mondays-of-the-month, today's Way is all about your balance. Not losing it. And, if you do, recovering it so quickly that you don't fall. Here are a couple of 5-minute routines you really should try.
3 10-minute walks each day can make a significant contribution to lowering your blood pressure. Just brisk walking - no running - does the trick. If you don't have a dog, or if getting outside for three walks a day just doesn't work for you, here are some indoor options.
Like all second-Mondays-of-the-month this year, today's Way is all about your flexibility. Total flexibility from a 10-minute stretching routine that combines simple, gentle Ways to keep you loose and comfortable all day.
Take a walk in the woods right now and exercise your eyeballs. Underfoot and overhead, it’s Fall Foliage time. Screaming bright colors in and around New York City, so I just hit a nearby section of the Appalachian Trail. Right now, it'll transport you in Ways that are beyond the geographic.
Practice one of these 1-minute Moves every hour or two and you'll be and feel Way Better for it. Because even if you exercise vigorously for an hour, five times a week, too much sitting still significantly increases your risk of all those things you exercise to avoid. C'mon, take a minute.
Roll up one for a flu shot? Or both and get some exercise? Revving up your heart rate during aerobic exercise also revs up your immune response. So exercise is probably your best bet for reducing sick time throughout the Fall-Winter cold season.
This Sunday 48,000 people will run along 26.2 miles of New York streets. I won't be one of them. Because they never stop to eat. No, if I'm going to cruise through that much of my hometown, I'm going to stop at a few of our 5,000 restaurants to restore some of the calories I'm burning. I'd do it this Way.
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays of each month bring you new Ways to shake your thang, increase your flexibility, balance and strength, respectively. So what happens when the month has a 5th Monday? We invent a sport.
You can walk through the town of Half Moon Bay, wander in pumpkin patches and stroll along a big stretch of beach. All in a two-hour walk. Or you can do the four-hour version, burn 1,200 calories and enter the pumpkin pie-eating contest.
Good news: all you need is frequent exercise to maintain muscle strength and mass. At any age. Like all fourth-Mondays-of-the-month this year, today comes with a simple, one-minute Way to increase your strength. This month: your biceps.