Physical Literacy can benefit you. You can begin at any age to develop the ability, balance, confidence, desire, and explorative nature to be active and healthy for life.
Start with the fundamentals: fundamental movement, nutrition, and mindfulness skills.
How can you begin today.
Start by learning to Breathe. -Being your T.O.P. Self means Thinking On Purpose. Start each day with 1 minute of focused breathing. Breathe in for a count of 5 and out for a count of 5.
Practice balance.- Balance is a fundamental movement skill. No matter what your age- balance is key. After you breathe take 1 minute to practice balance by standing on one foot for a minute at a time. This simple act can strengthen your ankles. Your ankles are perfectly designed to hold your body weight so keeping them strong with help you develop your balance.
Nourish yourself.- Nourish means to “provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition” Think about starting your day with a healthy breakfast. This doesn’t mean skipping your coffee it means starting small and following the 80/20 rule. If you eat well 80% of the time you can have things that are not so good 20% of the time. But what we at NAPL hope your focus will become is more on nourishment. Develop your explorative nature and try new foods. Start by just logging what goes into your body. Take a look at the end of the week. Can you set a goal to do better next week? Try it.
Just move. – Moving for 30 minutes each day is essential to feeling good. Walk, run, dance, play, yoga. Just go. It doesn’t even have to be all at once. Start somewhere and keep moving. The goal is 30 minutes of an elevated heart rate. Figure out your target heart rate and get moving.