Monday, November 26, 2018

Beating the After -Thanksgiving - Blues

I'm sure if you saw a widow who could use your help, you wouldn't hesitate to reach her, right? What if that widow is you? 

If you see yourself getting further down, unmotivated, and dragging after the Thanksgiving holiday here is something that you can do to provide your body with some help--Exercise. (I hear those groans, my own included!)

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 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 to 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.
Please pass this along to a widow you love. 

What exercise works best for you? Do you go to a gym? Take a walk around the block? Go up and down the stairs in your house? Walk the dog? Bike? I'm looking for some ideas because I need to get more exercise too. Leave a comment today. Thanks so much!  💗  ferree


  1. Hi Ferree -

    My husband used to say - the best exercise to feel better and drop some pounds is . .. . . . "quit bending the elbow" :-)

    LOL Dodi


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