Tuesday, November 25, 2014

# 44 Move It or Lose It

"If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health."
-- Hippocrates

Hippocrates lived from 460-370 BC--that's how many years ago?(you do the math--not my thing)-- and he knew the importance of eating right and exercising before we had zumba, triathlons or expensive gym memberships.  How could he be wrong with the distinguished label of father of western medicine and an oath named after him?

There are constant reminders to get off our duffs through various media outlets, but do we do it?  I have been an ardent fan of exercising for a number of years and although it did not keep the cancer at bay, it gives me a good base to fight back and that is as good a reason as any to get moving.

Starting slowly is the key to build the habit of doing whatever works for you.  Squeeze in fifteen to thirty minutes at least three times a week for six weeks and the positive results you feel while walking up stairs will be enough to motivate you to keep on trucking.  Six weeks and it becomes a lifelong habit.  Trust me on this.

Enough standing (while lifting weights) on my soap box.  It's beginning to sound like a lecture from your gym teacher and were you listening back then?  Now step away from the computer and go walk, run, skip or hop around the block and you will thank me in six weeks.

Thanks for reading # 44 of 7777.

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