Morning power walks have been a longtime part of my lifetfyle though there have been times I haven’t been as diligent and disciplined. Now – if I don’t feel like going out, I tell myself just go – even if you do a 10 minutes it’s better than nothing. My goal is usually 3 miles and I’m always happy when I exceed it with 4 miles, 4.5, 4.1 – I’m like Yess!
Walking is a great way to relieve stress, lower blood pressure, increase your heart health and overall mood. I make it a point to look around at the beautiful trees and flowers, the sky – the things that remind us the beauty of nature and life. There are so many blogs are I see really heavy on promoting who’s wearing what super expensive designer item..and not being judgmental because I love nice things..but as life goes along and getting older you appreciate or should appreciate that many of the best things are free. Taking moments of solitude to clear your mind of cluttering thoughts, social media, news.. is important. If you don’t live in the best neighborhood find a local park.
Whatever you choose to do the point is to keep moving and never take for granted just looking up – whether the sky is gray, full of clouds or blue – it’s another reminder to appreciate life and not get jaded. The autumn season is perfect to really be reminded of the beauty of changing seasons before it gets too cold to be out – take advantage of it. Do something good for your mind, body and spirit daily.