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Get your Fit on in 2020

Did you know that according to the CDC nearly 50% of all adults aren’t getting enough aerobic exercise?  

According to the recommendations of  Physical Guidelines for Americans,  we should schedule 2-2.5 hours per week for moderate exercise/activity.   (30 minutes 5 times a week)   It sounds like “just a few hours” but those hours get eaten up very quickly with the tug and pull from work and other personal commitments.   

How can we sandwich in those 2-2.5 hours per week?   

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First – Be Intentional.   Add “Activity Time” onto your calendar.  Have a talk with your family to explain “this is something I’m doing to make myself healthier so I will have more energy and be stronger for you”. 

Where can you find this time? 

  • Get up 30 minutes earlier each day then work out to a YouTube video such as this one.
  • March in place, do jumping jacks, etc  while you watch your favorite Netflix show.
  • Take your husband, kids, grandkids or dog for a walk 3 times a week.
  • Buddy Walk with a co-worker during your lunch hour.
  • Leave work on time, -no over-time today:),  then hit the gym.
  • Activity can be fun – think of what you enjoy and “just do it”.
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Once you get your “activity time” scheduled what additional things can you do to enhance that time?

  • Diffuse for the right atmosphere.  Peppermint essential oil supports respiratory function.  It also creates an environment that is more energizing.
  •  Yoga time? Be balanced. Put a drop of Frankincense directly on the crown of your head or on each wrist. As you practice, you’ll catch occasional scents of the inspiring, grounding fragrance.
  • Need the motivation to get to the gym?   Place a couple of drops of Valor essential oil on a tissue, inhale for 2-3 minutes.   This gem of an oil is my go-to oil when I need to motivate myself

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Got tight muscles?   Mix 1 drop of Panaway essential oil with a dime-size portion of coconut oil.  Rub onto those tight muscles or hamstrings.

Now’s time to wind down.  Draw a warm bath with 2 drops each of Frankincense and Lavender essential oils to 1/4 cup Epsom salt for a calming  wind-down.





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It’s almost time for me to head to my Cardio Barre class, but first I’d be remiss if I didn’t give you this Simple DIY.  

Yoga-mat cleaner:  Mix the following in a glass spray bottle and spritz your mat after every practice.  1 C. Distilled water, 1/4 C. Witch Hazel, 10 drops Tea Tree and 10 drops Thieves essential oil.    



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This blog does not provide medical advice It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

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