It’s almost March, which means we need to finish the quarter out strong! As we announced in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of being active. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to practicing a different exercise. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. Get ready for a little March Madness of your own!
Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. For March we decided to kick things up a notch and shift the focus to building muscle! Say goodbye to all those creamy, chocolate-y calories from Valentine’s Day and hello to a more defined shape!
Why is building muscle important?
Let’s play a word-association game: “workout.” What was the word you thought of? Was it “weights”? At the very least, you probably pictured someone lifting some, like in the badge image above, or with a dumbbell in each hand instead.
Even though lifting weights is perhaps the most commonly thought of way to build muscle, there are other ways to do so, especially if you are not yet comfortable with using weights and fear that you may drop them on your foot (was that too much of a reveal?). You are probably already aware of body weight exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups, and dips — these are a great way to strengthen your muscles until you feel ready to try using weights. If you were particularly diligent with last month’s flexibility resolution, you may have already been doing body weight exercises, such as the Downward-Facing Dog pose! In most cases you can even add weights to body weight exercises so that you are still working the same muscles and doing the same movements, just with a higher difficulty level.
Are you ready to put some muscle into your Munzee-ing? Before you attempt any exercise, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor**. Good luck and Munzee on!
* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead!
** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXERCISE-RELATED INJURIES