Jump, Shaking & Grooving In A New Life
By Jane in Sales
Most recently, I lived in Chicago. Now back in Jacksonville, Fla., and newly single, I wanted a house, a yard and a big black dog. I ended up buying a beautiful view, accompanied by an old pink house, and a cat the seller left behind. Now, I ride my bike and walk many miles in my neighborhood. I am also a newbie yogi. I have a huge bias toward good health. And that’s enough about me.
Today, all day, is the day to get moving: Jump, shake, groove—whatever it is you do, get moving! Moving is living. Moving can be as subtle as breathing or spreading your fingers and lifting your toes.
• We know that: Stretching, bending, running, walking, and other heart-rate-boosting activities help release potent feel-good hormones like endorphins, which help boost energy even hours later. Those natural-painkiller hormones can increase alertness and your ability to get the job done (whether it’s playing the piano or flying a plane).
• But did you know: Just thinking about your workout differently can have an impact on your energy level. A recent study showed that college-age women who were pleased with their aerobic exercise had a greater sense of vigor and energy after the workout than those who weren’t. So, the next time you’re dragging your heels, find something that’ll make you feel good when you move.
• Instant-energy blast: Take a brisk 10-minute walk. Take your body for a ride today.
Just get moving.