Stronger Than You think! Week Four: Small Steps to Add Movement into Your Day

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Learn how to get up and moving to strengthen your body and enhance your mind.

Week Four think! and wellness expert Gabby Bernstein seek to remind you the importance of exercise, not only to strengthen your physical well-being but to improve mental strength. Whether it’s taking a walk while catching up with a friend, attending a yoga class to quiet your mind or going to enjoy the outdoor weather, think! protein bars can help fuel you to get that movement in.

Document Your Journey

Continue with the 6-week think! Strong challenge by checking in every week using your journal. Guided questions below:

  1. What is your favorite way to get your daily movement in?
  2. Take the time this week to go for a walk during a break in your day. After you finish, write down any changes you notice in your mood, energy and focus after that walk.

Nurturing Your Mind Through Movement

With the busy lives we live, it can often be difficult to find the time and motivation to exercise. Everyone’s preferred forms of exercise are different and yours doesn’t have to be the same as your friends or family. Bernstein encourages you to find joy in movement and discover physical activities that you enjoy to build a habit you look forward to. Whether that be taking a Zumba class, swimming on a hot day, or doing a 15-minute yoga class in your backyard, there are an infinite number of options.

Along with creating a sustainable exercise routine, another way to stay active is by incorporating movement into your daily life. These can be minor things such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking around as you talk on the phone, and stretching as you wait in line. These small changes are steppingstones towards a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Benefits of Physical Activity for Mental Strength, Finding Joy in Movement

  1. When I move my body, I feel empowered.
  2. Today is a great day to move and have fun.
  3. I am proud of my commitment to self-care.
  4. My body appreciates how I take care of it.
  5. My body can do awesome things.
  6. I move my body with love each and every day.

This week, try to get in at least an hour of movement every day. Whether it be an hour-long spin class, or four 15-minute walks spread out throughout the day, finding and incorporating the exercise you enjoy into your life is key to enhancing your wellbeing.

As you exercise, it is just as important to stay fueled up. think! protein-packed bars can help you do that and support you as you get that movement in.

Next week, Bernstein will dive into the concept of personal energy in Week Five of the think! Strong challenge where she’ll expand on how to manage your energy, leading to a stronger you.

Join the #thinkStrong conversation on Instagram @thinkproducts for more. Stay motivated with more tips from @gabbybernstein and other mental strength and wellness experts, including @trainwithmon,  @iamkirstenferguson and @torrsim.