Check your steps - week 1 - Food for the Brain

Check your steps - week 1

A week has passed since you started the ACTIVE BODY program. How are you doing? Your goals are:

To do resistance exercise that builds and preserves muscle and makes you look toned three times a week for 8 minutes.

To do ‘cardio’ or aerobic exercise that gets your heart rate up for 30 minutes three times a week, or 1.5 hours a week

Or achieve the same by increasing your daily steps by 10-20% – we’re aiming for 14% or 2% increase a day.

On your COGNITION Dashboard you’ll see there’s a simple way to tick the days you do resistance exercise and enter the steps you do each day, or every other day if you’re going for three sessions of cardio exercise a week.

When doing ‘resistance’ exercises you want to push muscles to the point of ‘failure’ or fatigue, for example sitting against the wall until you can’t. That’s what builds muscles.

Please complete this and work out your plan for Week 2. If you didn’t manage to get it together in Week 1 don’t despair. Go for it in week 2. Rome wasn’t built in a day. The most important thing is to keep steadily increasing your daily activity until being more active becomes a habit.