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Make a Move We have all heard the slogan "sitting is the new smoking" and Panorama Recreation Centre know the risk factors associated with a sedentary lifestyle, but with our nonstop, busy lives how do we fit the added task of exercise onto our ever-growing to-do list? The question is, how can

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walk a dog!

Start small by walking. Try five minutes, then slowly increase by a minute each day.

schedule it in

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If it is in your calendar and on your To-Do list, you are more likely to do it. Schedule exercise into your daily routine, so it becomes as important as those meetings and brushing your teeth.

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try a fitness class

Get out and try a fitness class at your local recreation centre. From indoor cycling, yoga, step, strength conditioning, Zumba and aquafit, there is something for everyone.

road trip

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Vacation plans? Take your fitness with you. Pack some resistance tubing and running shoes with you on your trip. It’s easy to pack and will help you continue your exercise plan.

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we afford not to? We live in a world where everything is fast, convenient and available at the touch of a screen, making it easier to sit and harder to move. With all of these advancements, we still don't seem to be getting any healthier; in fact research shows we are heading in the opposite direction. The rates of obesity in Canada continue to rise in

Pets are a great way to get out and get active. Take your dog for a walk or hike. Use a park bench to do a few tricep dips in between throwing the ball. Don’t have a dog? Offer to take a friend’s or neighbour's. They will be sure to thank you!

keep it simple

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Healthy Days

by Krista Enderud

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make time for friends Make an exercise commitment with a friend. Rather than meeting for coffee, meet up for a walk, jog or bike ride. You can still talk and enjoy each other’s company while holding each other accountable.

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commercial break Busy

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binge-watching your favourite shows? Use the commercial breaks to get up and move, run on the spot, do a few squats, hold a plank or do a few push-ups. Workout complete!

don't trip over it! Leave your fitness equipment out as a reminder for yourself to get moving. Leave a yoga mat and some dumbbells out in your living room so you can’t forget to use them.

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family time

Children follow what you do, not what you say. Help them get active too by choosing an activity the whole family can enjoy. Go to the park together, play a game or go for a walk.

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find a challenge

Find a fitness challenge to help motivate you. There are countless options to choose from including push-up, burpee, and upper or lower body 30-day challenges. Find one that sparks your interest.

go in groups Working out in pairs or groups helps to boost motivation, fun and commitment. Get a group of work friends together for lunch break walks or workouts, or find a gym pal!

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set goals Set a goal that is attainable in small successive steps. Join a walk or run group and finally reach that 10K or work on practicing your form so you can complete that challenging exercise.

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Seaside Magazine February 2018 Issue  

Think of our publication as an extra dimension of our community space, a place where the voice of the Saanich Peninsula is treasured and cel...

Seaside Magazine February 2018 Issue  

Think of our publication as an extra dimension of our community space, a place where the voice of the Saanich Peninsula is treasured and cel...