Saturday, November 20, 2010
When it comes to taking care of your health and well-being, of course we know that exercise is important. We hear about all the latest and greatest in exercise equipment, videos, classes and contraptions to get us feeling and looking a certain way, but most of it can cost a lot of money and can be complicated or intimidating. Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best.
Daily brisk walking really does wonders, and it's FREE! Not only is it excellent cardiovascular exercise which builds and strengthens your muscles, but your heart, lungs and circulatory system LOVE IT. Wake up early in the morning and start your day with something better and more energizing than a cup of coffee.
Go outside in your sneakers and walk.
Spend an hour with yourself outside, breathing fresh air. Think and gain clarity or rest your mind and let it wander with the gentle breeze that flutters Autumn leaves around you. Observe how nature subtly changes day-to-day. Let your endorphins take over and make you feel happy, relaxed and energized. Let this time for yourself make you more balanced and beautiful.
Better yet, combine your walking routine with eating whole grains (like brown rice) and leafy green vegetables daily, for a natural face-lift. Your skin will be tighter and firmer from eating brown rice because of it's contracting qualities, the leafy greens will help to nourish your skin with moisture, suppleness and give you look of freshness and the walking oxygenates your blood which energizes the skin and gives it a glow. Top off your regimen with a daily body scrub to smooth skin, and your health and natural beauty will radiate from your being.
Nurture yourself by spending time investing in your physical and emotional health so you can give a better quality YOU to the world. Experience happiness and beauty spill over into everything you do. It really is worth it.