Take a “Digital Cleanse” and Incorporate More Movement in Your Day

Take a “Digital Cleanse” and Incorporate More Movement in Your Day

There is no question, we are using our computers, smart phones, tablets and a host of electronic devices to rapidly gather and share information to all corners of the world. The “Digital Age” as it’s often referred to.

Take a look around – do you ever NOT see an electronic device? It’s rare. However, do you think we are becoming more dependent on our electronic devices and speed of sharing information than taking care of our own health? Are we becoming more sedentary? Granted, our digital devices can quickly get us all kinds of information about improving our health and what to do to keep our body in shape. But then, do we SIT and continue to research this topic, looking for more ways to improve our health, or do we actually get up and do something about it.

We all know that exercise and/or some type of activity are important to maintain a healthy body. And depending on the source, the amount and type of exercise deemed necessary can vary greatly. Some experts recommend walking as a great form of exercise. It’s often been stated that at least 10,000 steps per day should be our goal. However, others say 5,000 steps are enough. Did you know the average adult in the United States gets between 3,000 and 4,000 steps per day?

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reported in a blog post about the benefits of walking and that adults 60 and older could benefit from 7,000 steps per day while younger adults might consider around 9,000 steps per day. They also noted that walking can reduce the risk of common health problems and is associated with boosting your energy, reducing stress, and improving mental clarity.


One study, noted by the National Institutes of Health, found that taking 8,000 steps or more per day, compared to only taking 4,000 steps, was associated with a 51% lower risk of death from all causes!


Don’t you think that’s a good reason to get walking? So, how can you get started?

Remember to ALWAYS contact your Health Care Provider before starting any new exercise routine, including walking!

Let’s first think about how much time we spend on our electronic devices, and could we perhaps do a “digital cleanse” and avoid the use of electronics, at least for a little time each day? And utilize this time to incorporate your movement strategies. Instead of “searching the web” between appointments or calls or even while waiting for the bus, walk around. Explore the outdoors. Walk up a flight of stairs instead of taking the elevator. Park as far away from the entrance and possible so you can get more steps in each day. Taking into account even these small changes can lead to you reaching your movement goals.

Or if you just can’t turn lose of your smart phone – you can walk and talk at the same time!

No matter which way works best for you, just get started! And while your at it, mix up a great tasting protein shake for an afternoon pick-me-up with one of the great Biochem Protein Selections.

For those of you who are not Vegan, the Biochem Whey Protein Isolate provides 20 grams of undenatured whey protein isolate in an assortment of options. This vegetarian protein supplement mixes easy and tastes great and is a wonderful treat after a long walk.

For those of you who are vegan, Biochem offers a vanilla or chocolate flavored delicious powder that is easy to mix and has an exceptionally creamy texture. Made with organic pea protein, organic hemp protein and cranberry protein this Keto friendly formula makes afternoon snacking healthy!

Make 2024 your year to increase the steps you take every day and decrease the amount of time you spend in front of your electronic devices to take yourself to your #NextLevelLiving!

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