Get Off the Treadmill - The Power of Gratitude

Get Off the Treadmill - The Power of Gratitude

I am not much into science fiction, but during a recent long flight I decided to watch the movie “Passengers.” The movie is about a 120-year journey to a new planet, transporting thousands of people in hibernation who abandoned everyone and everything on Earth for a new life. Two of the passengers are awakened 90 years too soon.  That is all I will say, as I don’t want to spoil the movie for you.

What I will say, though, is that I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and the quote below caught my attention: 

You can’t get so hung up on where you’d rather be that you forget to make the most of where you are.”  -- Aurora (played by Jennifer Lawrence).

That got me to think about my own life, and how many times I simply watched my life go by while I waited for some future magic event to happen which would change my life and make me happy. 

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Stress & Your Health

Stress & Your Health

Stress is a fact of life. When you are under stress, the sympathetic nervous system is activated causing your heart rate to increase, which pushes more blood to the muscles, heart, and other important organs.  Your blood pressure goes up, you pupils dilate so that you can see better, your hearing becomes sharper, your muscle strength increases, and the lungs take in as much oxygen as possible.  Additionally, nutrients flood into your blood stream to insure that you have more energy. This culminates with.... 

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I Am Getting Older. Now What?

I Am Getting Older. Now What?

So you say you are getting older, your body is changing, you have lots of aches and pains, and nothing is the same—you can no longer exercise the way you used to, you don’t recover as quickly as you used to, and physical activity in general is getting harder and harder. That all may be true, but does it have to be like that? 

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Sit Less and Move More

Sit Less and Move More

We all know the benefits of exercising: weight loss, stress release, help with sleep, depression reduction, and gaining more energy, among many others.

That’s all wonderful, but many of us have sedentary jobs, where most hours of the day are spent sitting. And sitting that long diminishes the positive effects of exercising.

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