Posted tagged ‘exercise’

Little Miracles Happen When You Turn It Over

August 3, 2013

I’ve had my share of highs and lows. I make right decisions and wrong decisions as I try, sometimes in vain, to get back up. But progress seems to occur out of the blue — with those little miracles that keep helping me feel positive about what the next day brings. I learn to look forward to those small steps that take me higher. (more…)


Easy Exercises When You’re Stressed Out

July 1, 2013

Stress and anxiety often create tension, which can tense the muscles throughout your body. This compounds the irritability you already have and results in physical symptoms or ailments. The vicious cycle may cause ongoing anxiety. Some people suffer from anxiety disorders, mental health issues that exaggerate or emphasize everyday stress.

A certain amount of stress and anxiety can’t be avoided. Sometimes it helps you to overcome daily obstacles. However, when your anxiety starts to feel overwhelming, simple exercises can help relieve stress and return normal functioning. Just a few minutes a day with these exercises helps prevent the stress and anxiety that affect your daily activities. Set aside time for deep breathing, visualization or progressive muscle relaxation. I wrote about these and other easy exercises for Livestrong . . . read more.

No Pain, Plenty of Gain – Even if You Hate to Exercise

May 17, 2013

If you want to stay in shape, but don’t like exercising, you could be too hard on yourself. Exercising is easy! All you have to do is include the type of physical activity you enjoy in your daily lifestyle. Walking, bike riding and doing yard work or housework bring you excellent cardiovascular results.
Don’t worry about working out for 30 to 60 minutes a day. When you feel like it, do some exercising for 10 minutes here and there throughout the day. You’ll find yourself becoming more energetic and eager to do more of the kinds of exercise you love. Read more . . .

Don’t sweat it – it’s easy to stay in shape

November 10, 2012

Depending on your goals, regular physical activity and good nutrition are easy to use in your daily schedule for a healthy lifestyle. Many doctors and health specialists say a good exercise routine includes activity for 30 to 60 minutes a day most days of the week. Those exercises range from gym workouts to regular walking or playing your favorite sport. The activity is what matters, so you can do what you enjoy and receive the health benefits.

Your nutritional needs also play a significant part in your health. Certain health supplements help when you can’t always find the time to eat the right foods with adequate nutrients. Supplements and protein drinks aid with the energy boosts you need, especially while exercising. You may not know the right products to choose or the right training for your body. Some people benefit from a physical trainer, but you can find these health advantages through one source. Read more …