5 Easy Ways to Move More

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Taking time out of your day to move your body is essential to overall health and wellness. Your mind needs it, your body needs it, and your soul needs it! Not everyone is able to set aside a chunk of time and dedicate it to a workout, but moving your body doesn’t have to take much time at all! Here are five small but effective ways to move your body more on a daily basis from our team at the Aspen Clinic of Louisiana!

Take The Stairs

Skip the elevator and take the stairs whenever possible! Taking the stairs is such an easy way to improve your health, as it reduces the risk of stroke, improves cardiovascular fitness, strengthens muscles, and even burns more calories than jogging! 

Park Further Away

Parking your car further away from your destination is such a simple way to get more steps in. Get your blood pumping a bit before making it to your destination where more often than not, you will be sitting down!

Walk Around Once An Hour

Get up and move around once every hour, especially if you work at a desk! Set a timer so that you don’t forget. Even if it’s just a quick trip to the kitchen to get some water or check to see if that package you are waiting for has been delivered. Every movement counts toward your overall health and wellness!

Clean Your House

Even cleaning up your space counts as body movement! The average person burns 170 to 300 calories per hour cleaning. The number of calories you burn will depend on your weight and the intensity of the cleaning activity, but even this simple task will get your heart beating and blood flowing! 

Walk The Dog

Take your dog out for a walk or to the park. This is a great way to get some steps in, and can even turn into a trip that the whole family can get involved in. Take advantage of the beautiful nature and weather we have in Louisiana and get outside!

Join The Aspen Clinic – We Have 9 Locations in Louisiana

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If you need help getting started moving around, or you are looking for some support along your wellness journey, join us! The Aspen Clinic program is based on lifestyle changes, not temporary dieting. In summary, our program is designed to increase your metabolism and help you develop a new set of eating and activity habits. We will individualize your program according to your daily caloric needs to ensure that you are losing fat and avoiding the loss of lean muscle mass. 
Visit any of our Aspen Clinic locations across Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, Prairieville, and Slidell, or schedule an appointment today to get started!