85% of the population is not meeting the minimum physical activity requirements to feel healthier and live a full and vibrant life,
But you’re not going to be a number in some crazy statistic.
Because you’re going to do the forgotten step that so many women over 50 overlook when they try to reach the minimum physical activity requirements:
You’re going to learn how to boost your energy first, so you have enough energy to begin a workout program later.
Because exercise takes energy that often times we lack.
I know this dilemma all too well. You wake up in the morning with every intention of going for an after dinner walk, joining the gym, or doing the latest fitness class but by the time evening rolls around you have no energy. At the end of a long day you’re tired and that lethargy zaps your motivation to do anything but sit on the couch and binge watch the latest Netflix show.
Even though you know you’ll feel better afterwards, or you know how great it is for your health. You choose to forgo the workout because you feel “too lazy” to get up and get moving. This becomes a vicious cycle. One tired day turns into another and exercise gets put on the back burner.
BUT there’s a flip side! Small movements boost energy which makes you want to move even more!
After helping women over 50, for the past 11 years find vibrancy and health through nutrition and movement, I’ve found that the most popular method to boost energy is to begin with simple movements that don’t take a lot of energy to complete, but create an abundance of energy afterwards.
How Small Movements Ignite Energy:
1. They enhance energy boosting hormones in just 10 minutes:
It only takes 10 minutes of exercise to increase energy boosting hormones Epinephrine and Norepinephrine. These hormones are otherwise known as adrenaline, which create a surge of energy in your body and make you feel alert.
While the movements don’t take a lot of effort to complete, the slow rise of epinephrine and norepinephrine leave you more alert immediately afterwards.
2. They include small stretches and movements which inhibit stress response and boosts energy:
Stress depletes every ounce of your energy. It’s linked to depression and anxiety which makes you want to do even less. Yet small movements, and stretches tap into and regulate two systems which properly manage stress: the sympathetic nervous system and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system (otherwise known as the HPA system). To put it simply, if your HPA system is NOT functioning properly, you experience extreme exhaustion such as adrenal fatigue. If the sympathetic system is overactive you are constantly in a stress response (the “fight or flight” response). This leads to burn out and again triggers extreme exhaustion and adrenal fatigue.
By incorporating small movements, including the dynamic stretches, you begin to regulate these two systems and reduce stress. This directly affects your energy levels. While you feel calmer you also feel focused and ready to take on your day. (or maybe even to try a full workout in the future? ) .
3. It Increases circulation and supplies oxygen to your muscles:
Simple movements warm up muscles and increase blood circulation. Hemoglobin within the blood is the main carrier of oxygen which is vital in enhancing energy and ensuring that our muscles move with ease. Not only do working muscles such as your legs, back and arms work more efficiently with greater blood flow, but also the most important muscle of your body (the heart) carries oxygen more efficiently. As your heart gets stronger it’s able to circulate blood and oxygen with greater ease which creates your more efficient body that needs less energy to function and gives you more energy to live life.
I wanted to make your life super simple, so I’ve created a done for you checklist with easy to follow moves that require ZERO energy to do. I’ve also created a movement video so for days when you’re struggling to find the brain power to read the moves, you can watch the video and follow along!
It only takes 7 days of small movements to begin to feel more energized and motivated so I’ve put the checklist into a “7 day move to boost energy challenge”.
The 7 day move to boost your energy challenge is quick and simple. Do each movement on the checklist once a day. If you want a bit more guidance and motivation, follow the movement video where I’ll walk you through each movement. It just takes 10 minutes.
It doesn’t take a lot of energy, but it creates a lot of energy. Let’s begin!
Click here to get your free 7 Day Energy Boost Movement Challenge: