Monday, December 20, 2010

Relieve That Holiday Stress By Walking

Feeling stressed, particularly around the holidays, is not good for your health.  That's when your exercise program is needed the most.  Exercise will increase your energy, make you feel more productive and relieve stress.  Tell yourself that taking a walk will help you accomplish more on your to do list.  You can think about your holiday gift list or plan your holiday menu while you walk.  Try to take your walk first thing in the morning to give yourself an opportunity to get focused.  If your schedule is so busy that you can't find a chunk of time for your walk, take advantage of small minutes throughout the day.  Take a 10 minute walk before or after lunch, take the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther away from store entrances.  Even 5 minutes of walking is enough to give you an energy boost and relieve some stress.

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