People often think in order to see major changes in weight or improvements in health they need to take up running or jump right into some sort of vigorous activity. Depending on your fitness goals, limitations, and exercise experience, this may not be the answer for you. If vigorous activity is not for you, consider walking. It’s a great activity. If done consistently for the recommended duration, walking can be healthier than its more vigorous counterpart: running.
Countless things can cause stress in our lives. Perhaps your team didn’t do so well in the final series. Maybe your boss tacked on another project. Events, both small and large, can add a tremendous amount of stress in a short amount of time. Summer fun may help some shake the stress, but for others, the stress stays for the season.
Many people have stress in their lives. There are many signs of stress. How people deal with this stress varies among individuals and situations. Some people enjoy exercising to relieve stress, while others get massages, listen to music, or participate in some sort of prayer. I recently rediscovered that reading helps me relieve stress.
Spring will eventually show itself. When it does, it is common to get a unique urge, the urge to get out and exercise! It is typical to see an influx of what I like to call “fair weather exercisers” on the first nice day of late winter or spring. I want to encourage you to get out and enjoy the nice spring weather. However, it is important to use caution when taking your activities outdoors, especially during the spring thaw.
Spring is a busy time of year for me. Work requires me to spend some of my weeks on the road, eating at less-than-healthy restaurants and staying in hotels with little or no fitness equipment.