You’ve probably been hearing about First Lady Michelle Obama’s national “Let’s Move!” campaign to combat childhood obesity. The campaign involves having healthier school lunch options and making exercise fun. I’d like to remind you though that the tactics employed by the campaign are equally relevant to us grown-ups.
With hectic days at the office and the demands of family and daily life, it’s hard to feel motivated to go to the gym. Why not make your workouts more lighthearted? Dance, play Frisbee–anything so long as you get up and “Move Your Body.” It’s easier to get going when you are enjoying yourself and adding variety to your routine.
Don’t forget that adults can play too. If Michelle Obama can let loose and bust a move, so can you. Check out this Youtube video of Obama “doing the dougie” with DC middle schoolers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8o-swR9U_k
Dr. Bruce Feinberg