I lead livestream workouts on YouTube and Instagram. At the beginning of the workout I encourage viewers with fitness devices to start tracking their workout. I lead viewers through a variety of exercises that target large muscle groups and smaller muscles. We challenge muscles in our lower body, upper body, and core. At the end I encourage viewers to keep moving and follow physical activity guidelines established by the CDC - 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous intensity exercise. Mix and match activity intensity with a run, a walk, or bike ride.
My fitness device, an Apple Watch, has activity apps to track goals for functional training to yoga, outdoor running to indoor walking. I rely on it to track my movement, exercise, and standing goals. After I lead a workout I do other work. I may hike, walk, or run. I may mow my yard. I may clean the house or wash my car. I may head over to the grocery store. Each daily activity requires the same muscles I use to lead a workout. Imagine if a watch or fitness device tracked these less celebrated but equally important daily movements in a deliberate way. Then imagine your daily movement is building a stronger, fitter you. Imagine, your fitness journey has begun.
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