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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

Healthy Monday: Get Outside And Move!

By June 17, 2013

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If you haven't signed up for the Healthy Monday newsletter yet, now is the time! The Healthy Monday Newsletter is a free newsletter that challenges you to adopt one simple healthy habit each week, and supplies you with the information (and hopefully, motivation) to do so! These changes are easy: plan a healthy vacation, supplement your diet, sneak some exercise into your day. And the information comes from all over the About.com Health network, so all of the articles I link to in the newsletter are written by passionate experts and reviewed by our team of doctors; you'll be getting trusted information in a simple and actionable format. And it's all edited by someone you already know and trust: me!

If you've already subscribed, you probably know that this week's Healthy Monday Newsletter went nicely with the About.com Stress Management newsletter, as they both focused on things you can do now that it's summer--either to get more active or to better manage stress. If you haven't subscribed yet, I'm including some of the information from the newsletter here, so you can get on board for this week and start working toward a healthier lifestyle from now on. (And if you haven't signed up for the stress management newsletter, now is the time for that also--you'll be able to get the next one later this week!) So I hope for the best health for all of you, and I'm sharing some of the best resources I've seen to help you along the way, one step at a time!

Get Outside--And Move!

Is Exercising Outdoors Good For Your Longevity?
Being active outside carries specific benefits over being active indoors. What are they? You might enjoy reading the research on this--I did! Longevity Guide Sharon Basaraba has information on this that should inspire you to get out and move!

How To Make Exercise Fun
Playing volleyball on the beach, biking with your family, going for a hike in nature: these activities all sound more like fun than work, don't they? They are the types of exercise most people look forward to, not just people who are in the habit of working out. How can you make your workouts more fun? The Longevity site has tips to keep the fun in your fitness.

Outdoor Circuit Workout
What specific moves can you make outside to build muscle and increase your cardiovascular endurance? Exercise Guide Paige Waehner has an outdoor circuit workout that can help you build a healthier body.

The Best Time of Day to Walk and Exercise
Should you exercise in the morning or the evening? As it turns out, there are benefits to both. Which time of day would work best for you? Walking Guide Wendy Bumgardner has research to help you decide.

Sign up for the Healthy Monday newsletter (and don't forget to sign up for my Stress Management Weekly Newsletter while you're at it, if you haven't already), and start building a healthier body now!


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