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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

WEEK 6: Physical Activity is Good Medicine for Breaking Down My Barriers

Experts recommend that all adults do 150 minutes, or 30 minutes for 5 days of moderately intense aerobic (endurance) activity each week. I always feel so much better after exercising and I always get that WEH (wonderful endorphin high). So why has it been that I’ve been avoiding exercise like the plague lately? I was blaming it on the weather during the winter (I just couldn’t get out and hike on those icy trails). We’re three weeks into spring now, so what is my excuse? I have none, therefore, I am committing to another goal. I plan to walk 40 miles this week. And I plan to go to the gym three times this week and swim once. It’s in writing now and it’s official and I’m going to do it. Can you believe that we're in Week 6 of the BetterU program already? Wow, I said it before (last week, actually) and I'll say it again (probably next week), time flies when you're having fun. I was wondering if anyone would like to get together for coffee to brainstorm brilliant ideas or to discuss any issues concerns, progress, or just anything. If not coffee, I think it would be fun to go out line dancing somewhere. Are any of you up for that? Actually, we could do both - coffee and line dancing. I think it would be a hoot if we all got out there and kicked up our heels in a fun-loving, heart-healthy environment. Sandy F.

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