We know that sit-ups and planks can help flatten our guts, but there is now new research showing that exercising can help our internal gut health as well. Daily physical activity typically enhances everyone’s overall health, but new studies show that exercise can impact the composition of our gut bacteria as well. Read the study here: Medical News Today
“Get exercise” and “Be more active” are phrases we hear all the time but how do we start?
- Create a realistic routine - Whether it be thirty minutes, five times a week or an hour workout three times a week, find the time that works best for you! If you set a weekly workout schedule for yourself, you are more likely to hold yourself accountable for it.
- Switch up your exercise - Varying your exercise routine is the best way to keep you interested and motivated. Alternating between a cardio-focused workout and a strength training workout also provides the best results for shaping and toning your body.
- Get a workout buddy - Drag your friend to the gym with you and you both will be more likely to stick to your plan. A friendly competition will only make you work just a little bit harder, right!?
- Take the stairs - Starting to live an active lifestyle doesn’t have to start in the gym. Take the stairs instead of the elevator or walk to dinner instead of drive. These little life changes go a long way and it can even be fun to track your steps on your phone or watch!