Steps to a Healthier You Baltimore MD

Don't put off your health and fitness goals. A week is all it takes to get serious about improving your health. Here this article gives you tips on how to keep fit in just one week.

Richard Chase Dr
(410) 728-2100
1721 Pennsylvania Ave
Baltimore, MD
 
Brick Bodies Health Clubs
(410) 433-8200
Belvedere Sq
Baltimore, MD
 
Northwest Family Sports Center Ice Rink
(410) 433-2307
5731 Cottonworth Ave
Baltimore, MD
 
Armistead Recreation Committee
(410) 485-9881
4901 Wilbr Va
Baltimore, MD
 
Stallings John
(410) 235-0799
3627 Keswick Rd
Baltimore, MD
 
Sensations Day Spa
(410) 728-2639
2427 Reisterstown Rd
Baltimore, MD
 
Meadow Mill Athletic Club Inc
(410) 235-7000
3600 Clipper Mill Rd
Baltimore, MD
 
Calvert County of
(410) 269-1051
Health Dept
Baltimore, MD
 
Curves Baltimore
733 W. 40th Street
Baltimore, MD
 
Sherithas Bodies On Line
(410) 547-6700
2129 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD
 

Steps to a Healthier You

Don't put off your health and fitness goals. A week is all it takes to get serious about improving your health. Here's how:

Sunday. Buy a pedometer and aspire to meet the American Heart Association's standard of walking 3,000 steps per day.

Monday. Are you out of breath after taking a couple of flights of stairs? Turn stairwells into your fitness friend by choosing the steps instead of the elevator. Whether it's two flights or 10, watch how quickly your breathing improves.

Tuesday. When you're trapped at your desk or stuck on a plane, do calf raises. By flexing and pointing-first lifting toes, returning to a flat foot, then lifting your heels and squeezing your calf muscles-you are pumping blood up your legs and improving your circulation.

Wednesday. Give up the perfect parking space. Forever. By parking farther from the store, office or gym, you are burning more calories. Little walks add up.

Thursday. Eat natural. Take a day to give up processed food filled with preservatives and sodium. Choose food that looks the same as when it was harvested. Stick to the outer perimeter of the grocery store when you shop.

Friday. Cool down. Tough week? Take one day to do an activity to soothe your mind. Read a book. Enjoy a sunset. Take a bubble bath. Listen to your iPod.

Saturday. Let your dog think you're indecisive. Take your pup for a 10-minute walk, then jog for two minutes. Repeat.

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