There’s value to doing something active every single day. That doesn’t mean that you need to push yourself or head to the gym every day and that you shouldn’t have recovery days, but you should have intentional movement planned into every single day.

Why You Should Have Intentional Movement Planned For Everyday

Feel Better

Movement creates energy. As soon as you start to move, endorphins are released, and you start to feel better and more energized. Regular exercise helps to reduce depression and improves your confidence and self-esteem. Once you start to move your body every day….you’ll notice that your days are better on the days you exercise versus the days you skip. 

Sleep Better

Studies indicate that regular exercisers enjoy better quality and deeper sleep. This will positively impact every part of your life.

Become Physically Stronger

You will develop the physical strength and endurance to tackle any challenges that present themselves. You will condition your muscles, improve your balance and mobility, and strengthen your bone density. Performing daily activities will become easier. 

Improve Body Composition 

Regular exercise will reduce your body fat and improve your muscle tone. Not only will you look better, leaner, and stronger, but you’ll also reduce your risk for obesity related health issues. 

Think Better

Regular exercise improves cognitive health and reduces the risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Exercise is not just about physical health, but also about mental and brain health. 

Develop a Healthy Habit

Just like we brush our teeth every day, we should consider exercise in the same light.

It’s good for us and we should schedule intentional activity into our daily lives.

We shouldn’t ask ourselves “Should I move my body today?” because the answer to that question should always be yes. Instead, we should ask How will I move my body today?” and we should balance out our weekly movement.

Some days it might be a walk around the neighborhood, other days we might go to the gym and lift some heavier weights, another day we might take a yoga or barre class and another we might take a cycling or rowing class.

Every type of movement provides a different benefit so mix it up. Carve the time out so you can work every fitness component including cardiovascular, muscle and flexibility so you can be at your best in every way. 

If you are just committing to your health and fitness, start small. Develop the habit of doing something physical every day. You could start with a morning or after dinner walk every day and build from there. Once you are consistent enough to start experiencing the incredible benefits of the magic pill of daily exercise, that will be enough motivation to keep you going. You deserve to look and feel your best!

Yours in health & fitness,
Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan

Sherri McMillan, holds a master's degree in exercise physiology and has been inspiring the world to adopt a fitness lifestyle for more than 33 years. She has received numerous industry awards including 2010 CanFitPro International Presenter of the Year, 2006 IDEA Fitness Director of the Year, 1998 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, 1998 CanFitPro Fitness Presenter of the Year and 2005/2006 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year - Runner up. She is a fitness trainer, fitness columnist for various magazines and newspapers, author of five books and manuals including "Go For Fit - the Winning Way to Fat Loss" and "Fit over Forty" and the featured presenter in various fitness DVDs. She has presented hundreds of workshops to thousands of fitness leaders throughout Canada, Australia, Mexico, Jamaica, New Zealand, Germany, England, Spain, South America, Asia and the U.S. She is the owner of Northwest Personal Training in downtown Vancouver, the founder of WHY Racing Events & WHY Community, participates in various community fundraisers and can be found running, biking, or hiking around the community. Find more information at

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