After reading a particularly interesting article in the New York Times this week about how one’s phone can impact health, I decided to write about this topic. Read on to learn about how lessening your screen time can have a positive impact on your real life relationships, and thereby make your heart healthier.

I’ve always been a pretty active person. I grew up playing all kinds of sports, especially on school teams.  And one thing that I still remember to this day is that before every practice, game or match, everyone had to stretch and warmup. This usually involved stretching and other light activity.

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I’m also a pretty impatient person and have always hated the idea of warming up; I’d much rather jump right in and get going! In fact, I hate it so much that I almost never do it. The exception is for long races in which I’ll stretch my body out regularly for at least 24 hours in advance. I’m not sure if this is the best practice, it’s just what works for me. I’ve always been slightly wary of not warming up because I was told that warming up was essential not only to performing my best, but also staying injury-free.

Do you have jimmy legs? Do you love to tap your fingers rhythmically on hard surfaces? If so, you’re probably a fidgeter. I’m not much of a fidgeter, unless I’m nervous. Until recently, I had never really thought much about the physical activity part of fidgeting, but I suppose any movement is better than no movement. Right?

I came across an interesting article today in the New York Times that questioned how much our everyday movements impact our physical fitness levels. So things like fidgeting, walking from the living room to the kitchen, running to catch the bus, taking the stairs at work, etc.  We all probably know that we’re supposed to be getting at least 30 minutes of exercise between 5-7 days a week. Some of us meet this goal, but many of us don’t.