Play Tip No. 3: put it on the calendar

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Play Tip No. 3: put it on the calendar

By Published On: October 29th, 2021

How to find the time for PLAY (exercise) when you think you can’t!

Play Tip No. 3: Put it on the calendar.

It might seem simple, but that’s the whole idea. 🤗⠀

When you schedule your PLAYtime, make it non-negotiable “me-time,” playing in a way that brings you joy!

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,”
said the wise Benjamin Franklin.

It can be challenging not to move that playtime off the to-do list when life is busy or even when you feel unmotivated.

But, I want you to consider what staying sedentary does to your body – not only does it make you feel awful physically, but it affects you emotionally as well.

In a 2015 Annals of Internal Medicine report, “Sitting for long periods was associated with worse health outcomes including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Sedentary behaviour can also increase your risk of dying, either from heart disease or other medical problems.”*

So, what to do?

1. Don’t cancel your play break.

Find a form of play (exercise) that you know with 100% certainty that you can do daily. Walk, dance, take a class, go swimming, do yoga – the possibilities are endless.

2. Tap into what you liked to do as a kid.

Yesterday I spoke virtually at The 12th Canadian EdTech Conference about this very topic, and they loved it!

You can use this handy assessment tool from my presentation and my book to dig a little deeper.

Play on, and remember: put it on the calendar!

Your friend and coach,  Jan xox


P.S.  Whenever you’re ready, I can help!

  1. Download all the free assessment tools here to discover how to establish your play habit, find more time, and have fun doing it!
  2. WANT ME TO COACH YOU? If you are ready to start making some positive changes, NOW, I’m here. Let’s talk! Click HERE to book a free discovery call, or email me at info@janetomstead.com.
Source: *https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/sitting-disease-how-a-sedentary-lifestyle-affects-heart-health

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To re-ignite people’s passion for play (movement) to fight chronic disease while improving their quality of life as they age.

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