Move It or Lose It Monday – Get Those Steps

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Welcome to Move It or Lose It Monday, AS Warriors! This is a new blog series where we will be encouraging you to be active with Ankylosing Spondylitis. We will be posting work out reviews, workout motivation, and tips and tricks to become more active.

First, we need to post an advisory that I, the author, am not a doctor and this website is not run by healthcare officials. Therefore, we at KickinAS.com are not providing medical advice or care, nor are we providing fitness advice. We are simply sharing our experiences as AS Warriors trying to live active lives while encouraging others to do the same. Always consult your doctor before beginning an exercise regimen.

Today we are starting out with the most basic fitness movement. Walking. It is recommended by the American Heart Association that adults get a minimum of 10,000 steps per day to maintain good health. If you work a desk job or are on disability 10,000 steps can be surprisingly hard to achieve unless you make achieving those steps a priority. Get those steps!

Here are some things you can do to reach your 10,00 step goal:

  • Take your dog for a walk.
  • Park further away from your destination.
  • Walk around the track at a nearby school or park.
  • Play outside with your children.active with ankylosing spondylitis kickinas.com
  • Walk on a treadmill.
  • Get moving on an elliptical.
  • Go for a stroll around the neighborhood with your significant other.
  • Go hiking.
  • Walk around the mall.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • If the weather is bad outside walk laps around the inside of your home instead of walking outside.
  • March in place while watching your favorite show or movie.
  • Walk to your destination instead of driving.
  • Go dancing.
  • Take a short walk during your lunch break.

These are just a few ways that you can get more steps in during the day to help you stay active with Ankylosing Spondylitis. I highly recommend investing in some form of fitness tracker, such as a FitBit.

The more we move the longer we will be able to move. Staying active helps keep off or take off weight that can negatively affect our joints and spine and it keeps us fit and flexible.

Post your workouts on Instagram and tag us with #activewithankylosingspondylitis and #kickinas to join the movement to Kick AS!

Keep Kickin’ AS, Warriors! Go get those steps!

Extra Spoons to you all!

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2 thoughts on “Move It or Lose It Monday – Get Those Steps

  1. Kerst

    I skied yesterday. In fact I coached 8 little kids for their first of 10 skiing/ ski-racing lessons. I’m going to ski as long as I’m physically able, and I’m hoping to have many years to come. Sometimes I’m off to a slow start the day after but luckily I’ve been feels good recently.

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