ACE Walking Fun Fact

“Walking is good medicine: it can help you improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels.”

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Wow, who knew that walking can be that powerful? Only everyone since the beginning of time.

Hippocrates, ~400 BC, knew that environment, activities of daily living and diet are the deciding factors of our health.

Plato, ~300 BC,  knew that God gave us education and exercise to work together for our best life possible.

Look at the ancient practices of China and India, which have been keeping their people healthy for 4000 to 5000 years.

This makes me love my walks that much more; how about you?

Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

 

Exercise is Medicine

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Walking dogs is the best all around medicine

Who can argue that this is the best type of group exercise?

Just look at those loving eyes and faces. The best part of my day is when I get to walk the dogs and spend quality time with them and other pets, too. It brings me back to the days I worked in a dog kennel; one of the best jobs I ever had. Puppies and kittens forever.:-)

So you can imagine my excitement when a client has dogs; because, I will do whatever it takes to help the client achieve their results. I am able to show you some dog training tips right along with your personal training session. How cool is that? That way your dogs behave while you do your own session.

Truly, happy dogs and happy clients equals the best health possible. Think about it, doesn’t the unconditional love from your pet motivate you, put a smile on your face and in your heart? It does for me.

Now off to go play with a girl’s best friends, my dogs. Thank you, my four-legged, adorable, loving, behaved pooches, who help keep me in shape, happy, healthy and balanced.

Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

Exercise Helps Depression

New study says that exercise helps depression

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It is hard to find anything that is truly new and innovative in the twenty-first century. This study is one of them.

First, why do we want to help depression? We want to help ourselves by eliminating depression and feeling happy.

Second, anyone in the health and fitness industry realizes that moving around outside will do remarkable things for lifting your mood.

I bet that if you think about it, you will remember feeling better after spending time in nature, no matter the weather or the reason. Whether it is one minute spent running for the bus, one hour spent running for your love of training, or all day running after your horse, dog and/or children. Whew!

I am not saying you need to go out for a run; I am saying just go do something you enjoy with two instructions, one: move and two: outside. This idea is so simple yet oh so effective.

I love being outside with my family and pets, working in the garden and doing other outdoor chores. Macee is pictured helping us collect firewood; what a super dog; I could not ask for a better dog. Thank goodness Macee stays around and behaves; because, she runs circles around me, as well as other dogs; yes, really. I love that beautiful, little, energetic dog who lifts my spirits every day, all day. No room for depression here, we fill our minds with all good thoughts with help from loved ones, human and otherwise.

Now go enjoy doing your homework.

Best of health and good-bye for now.

(photo by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)