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We all have words that conjure up less than resourceful pictures for us. Exercise seems to be one of those words. That is why I have found it so much more useful to think of moving our bodies rather than exercising them.

I have been listening over the last week or so to the different ways people are moving their bodies which they really enjoy. Here are some of them…

  • Zumba classes – following a DVD at home or in the gym
  • 5 Rhythms Dance 
  • Yoga
  • Bike Riding – great article in Your Weekend magazine (Free with the Dominion Post) recently on an annual gathering of “Frocks on Bikes
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Walking – meet friends for a walk rather than that coffee

The recommended daily dose appears to be about 30 min of movement a day, however I’m all for keeping it easy, so set yourself the intention to just move every day. Once you start moving and find something that is enjoyable, it will become easier to increase the amount of time you spend on that activity. Have a think about all the ways that you could bring regular movement into your life and begin to play with something new each day. Allow yourself to find something that you can look forward to doing, makes you feel good and above all is fun!

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