Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How to provide some help for a widow you love

I'm sure if you saw a widow who could use your help, you would hardly hesitate to reach her, right? What if that widow is you? If you see yourself getting down, unmotivated, and dragging--- in spite of these normal symptoms of grief, there is something that you can do to provide your body with some help.

Physical activity can increase your 'feel-good' hormones. When we feel good, we can handle grief and other challenges much better than when we don't. Look at this tip from webmd.com. Skipping exercise for only a week or two adds up to very negative results! Let's start skipping the donuts and mashed potatoes instead and get back (or start) getting some exercise.

Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Missing Exercise Can Be Depressing
 
Who knew a little couch could
do so much harm?
Skipping exercise for a week or two may change your mood, says a study that turned regular exercisers into couch potatoes. "We were able to measure negative results from withdrawal of exercise in just two weeks," says researcher Ali Berlin. "After one week we began to see changes.

After two weeks they were significantly more tense, tired, and less vigorous. The more out of shape they became, the more their mood and energy level dropped. What this tells us is that any interruption in a regular fitness routine can have a negative impact," Berlin adds.
Once you start exercising, keep it up! The more active you are, the more energy you have. The Center for Disease Control recommends that adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity five or more days per week.
Source: webmd.com
Please pass this along to a widow you love.

2 comments:

  1. I know. I know. So true. I keep working at it. Why is it so hard to remain consistent?

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  2. I really struggle with being consistent. I don't know if I'm even capable of developing a consistent health routine! I fail over and over with exercise and vitamins. Two days in a row for me is a near miracle! But we gotta keep trying. Trying is better than nothing, right?

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