The Best Reason to Make Weekend Plans

Weekend Planning tips

Planning activities for this upcoming weekend may just save your life.

A recent New York Times article discussed a disturbing finding relating to people’s inactivity. It seems time spent “vegging out” on the couch is harming you a lot more than you may be aware.

The latest findings… indicate the amount of leisure time spent sitting in front of a screen can have such an overwhelming, seemingly irreparable impact on one’s health that physical activity doesn’t produce much benefit.

Plan a Healthier Weekend

So, your personal health and livelihood is at stake. This is especially true for those who spend hours sitting at a desk in their jobs. What better reason, then, to make weekend plans that keep you away from the flat screen and staying active?

Get out your day planner and make a weekend activity list right now. Here are some unique suggestions for your downtime:

  • have a family picnic
  • shovel a neglected snowy sidewalk in your neighborhood
  • take a short, brisk walk
  • organize the kids’ playroom
  • gather unneeded items for a Goodwill run
  • take the family sledding or bike riding
  • play catch (use rolled up socks indoors)
  • put on music and have a family dance party
  • paint a wall an interesting color
  • visit a museum
  • give your pets a bath

What do you have planned for this weekend? Give us some of your best ideas.

Read more: The Hazards of the Couch [New York Times]

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