Friday, May 22, 2009

Having a Hard Time Moving?

Have physical issues?
Feel like you can't jog, walk or run?

No worries, there are lots of activities to get that body moving! The more you move, the more you will get those stress busters moving in the right direction.

Here are some great ideas to get moving:
· Use a low impact DVD (My daughter and I have fun using the Yoga Booty Series)

· Put on your favorite music and boogie

· Play with the kids

· Learn about strength training - I use the TNT Diet Workout. It's a little advanced, but you don't have to add cadio and the results are huge!
Did you know?
· Exercise will increase Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins.
· Research has shown that as little as eight minutes of exercise can reduce anxious feelings & reduce sadness.
· Will increase energy & stimulate the relaxation response in the body.
· Exercise can regulate sleeping patterns and reduce insomnia.
· Researchers at Duke University studied people suffering from depression for 4 months and found that 60% of the participants who exercised for 30 minutes three times a week overcame their depression without using antidepressant medication. Same percentage as those who only used medication.

All great reasons to get moving!
Here's to your health,
Quote of the Day

"There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them." ~Vicki Baum

1 Comment:

Sheryl said...

My back really hurt after about 10 minutes of walking. I have been taking little walks and now my back doesn't start hurting until about 20 minutes. Moving our body really does good.

Have a great weekend.