Blue-Zone your home

Make changes in your home environment to make active living easier.  The Mayo clinic scientists determined that increasing simple movements such as standing and walking could help you burn an additional 350 calories each day.  Bring movement back into daily life.

Home and yard checklist:

  • Place a scale in a prominent place in your bathroom
  • Have only one TV in your home
  • Replace power tools with hand tools
  • Plant a garden
  • Adopt a dog
  • Add bicycle riding to your routines
  • Take time for your favorite sports, including running and camping
  • Grow indoor plants throughout your home
  • Create a destination room
  • Disconnect your garage door opener
  • Create an indoor exercise area
  • Get rid of your TV remote control
  • Optimize your furniture

Taken from National Geographic’s  “The Blue Zones-The Science of Living Longer”

I started gardening again a few years ago and it is something I look forward to planning each spring.  My garden is a few small raised beds, but it provides great produce and herbs for summer meals!


Tomato soup with basil

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