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Free your mind

Are you feeling like it isn’t enough to just light a candle and have a glass of Cabernet? Epsom salt bath just not doing the trick? Join the rest of the world.

“I do it as therapy. I do it as something to keep me alive. We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline.” – Jack Lalanne

Truth

During exercise, the body emits and releases chemicals known as endorphins. Similar to morphine, they produce a feeling of euphoria, thus giving a “runners high.” I’m gonna go out on a limb here but I bet that’s part of the “therapy” Jack was speaking of. Let me think for a second, would I rather sit and stew about a lousy boss, which I have in the past, or go release some endorphins?

Option A

Option B

Exhaust your options

Recently I read an interesting article about reasons for how a little stress can be a good motivating tool. We have a deadline – the pressure is on – and we “get er’ done.” I’ll buy that. It’s all a part of life. That being said, external forces, along with some individuals out there who truly aren’t happy until they’ve made others unhappy, can cause you to feel like a soda can. A can you shake and shake and then when you go and open it……..

Well, you know the rest.

Or bodies can be very resilient when they want to be. We tend to go and go, and before you know the effects of stress have caught up with us. Fatigue, irritability and we’ve lost our shine. Our mojo. We need a reset.

For more on stress symptoms go here.

…..and the rest will follow

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Like a well oiled machine our bodies need care and maintenance. Except we are not machines – we’re human beings. Let’s say for now you really do not have time during the week to go workout. (Just for now) Let’s talk about the time you do have.

Lunch Break Since you’ve jumped onto the meal prep bandwagon you brought your lunch, eliminating the need to spend half of this precious time standing in a line. Spend the other half going for a walk. Clear the air and walk around as if you just arrived in town.

Here’s a novel idea – wave to people.

Stretch You don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home. While your java juice is percolating do some basic stretches. It works.


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Drink more water Stress can lead to dehydration . Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water. No, upping your intake will not make you bloated. Yes, in sounds counterintuitive but drinking more water helps the body to eliminate it, helping flush out toxins. Cutting back forces the body to hold on to what it’s got.

“Selfish isn’t a dirty word. It means we take care of  ourselves and then we can give back” – Jillian Micheals

Back to the benefits of regular exercise. 2500 years ago it was Hippocrates who said:

“Walking is man’s best medicine” 


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In a modern world filled with modern conveniences it can seem easy to forget Hippocrates logic. Add on a few modern day stressors and a boss from hell – and it’s time for a hard reset. Think for moment about all of the social media #fitfam with all of their motivational content. Their not being selfish, rather, giving back what they’ve tapped into. Stop and think for a moment were all that is coming from? I can tell you first hand it isn’t coming from laying on a sofa eating chip and dip. Jack? Jillian? Plato?

How’s this for a lifehack, go for a walk.

And above all else, don’t let anyone steal your shine

 

 

Methodical Monday

Method

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save and preserve it” – Plato

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Method


me • thod • i • cal

adjective

  • following a planned and orderly way of doing something, especially out of habit.

This week, make movement and methodical physical exercise a priority.

6am – 8pm Monday – Saturday

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