Happy, Healthy Holidays

Rainy-day fitness

Rainy-day fitness

It’s not always easy to motivate yourself to get out and do something physical when it’s such a busy time of year–today is Christmas Eve, and on top of that, it’s raining out. But if you look at the positives, such as the fact it’s warm weather and that you’ll feel so GREAT throughout the rest of the day by squeezing in some fitness, that’s good motivation. So far today, I’ve hit 7,500 steps after a one-hour walk, and it’s only 10:30 a.m. Now I’m on to the list of last-minute tasks that need to get done, and I have a ton of energy to do that.

Check out these facts, via Gaiam Life:  The Duke University Medical Center found that a brisk 30-minute walk or jog around a track three times a week was just as effective as antidepressant medication in relieving the symptoms of major depression in middle-aged and elderly people. And according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, walking helps you maintain a positive outlook, and can make you look and feel younger. Nice!

Go fast, go slow–on foot, bike or whatever you like–because going slow is better than not going anywhere. Enjoy your good health this holiday season!

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