Exercise...the key to vitality!

Physical benefits:
· Lowers blood pressure
· Reduces your risk for diabetes, osteoporosis
· Strengthens your heart, lungs
· Boosts your immune system
· Relieves stress
· Helps your circulation
· Burns fat
· Curbs your appetite
· Gives you more energy
· Reduces your risk for a heart attack
· Helps with the digestion and elimination system
· Can prevent some cancers or reduce risk
· Promotes sleep
· Reduces depression and anxiety
· Enhances your love life

Mental benefits:
· Enables us to think better, to focus
· Cleans out the cobwebs in our minds

Emotional benefits:
· Releases serotonin the feel good chemical our body produces
· Creates an overall feeling of wellness - endorphins

Spiritual benefits of walking in nature:
· It connects us to our Creator and the beauty of this Earth
· I believe that we absorb spiritual and physical energy from nature

I am not talking about doing the Disney stroll. Start with a 5-7 minute warm up and then pick up the pace and start swinging your arms. You should start to sweat in a few minutes. This is a good thing. Keep this going for 20-40 minutes and then end with a 5-10 minute cool down walk and a few stretches. Awesome!! Remember to log your exercise sessions -I put a star on the calender for each day I exercise and end my exercise session by saying "Awesome" out loud.

“The Power is within me to lead a Healthy and Vibrant Life”