Now that the colder temperatures are here there is still plenty of exercise to do. Perhaps a gym membership for the holidays or a new exercise CD. I still feel it is important to get out into the sun shine and allow the sun to provide us with some much needed vitamin D and some “winter” warmth. There are many parks and trails that are great for getting outside and getting some exercise. Remember even in the cold weather you need to stay hydrated and eat warming, filling foods such as whole grains. Remember eat fresh, eat whole food and eat local.
Since going to DMN I’ve lost over 50 lbs., I couldn’t be happier (or healthier). Hands down it was the best decision I made – and I absolutely love all the people that work in the office (especially Christine). I had put on a lot of weight due to being on steroids (for an allergy) and I gained 30 lbs. I was unhappy and really needed help, my mom found DMN’s information and gave it to me and said “what do you have to lose” and I could only think of “a good 30 lbs. is what I’d like to lose”. I made my appointment and I couldn’t wait to go – they changed me into a happy, energetic human again – and I couldn’t be happier. This was the best thing I’ve done for myself in a very long time. And I had to buy a whole new wardrobe – which is so much more fun when your buying a size 6 instead of a size 16!
For those of us who wish to start out slowly consider doing Tia Chi. Tia Chi is a martial art that can be practiced by people of all ages. The art incorporates low impact movements with various stretching and dance like activities that challenge your physical and mental well being. There are many DVDs on the market to choose from or consider a class at the local gym or YMCA. This is the perfect exercise to be performed alone or in a group. Try this activity outdoors and get a little shine at the same time. You will be burning calories, getting fit and getting some much needed Vitamin D.
Spring begins in a few weeks and its a great time to see things change in the world and within you. Now is the time to get outside and make a different you. Walk, jog, learn to dance. Do something just for you. Something you enjoy. Experience something new. Get out of your comfort zone . Both your physical and mental health will appreciate you for it.