The Key to Your Health and Happiness

Here is a repost of one of my all time favorite articles on a topic that I continue to think is the most important thing anyone can do on a daily basis to improve health…..exercise. Exercise is the single most important thing I do on a daily basis to live well.  It’s worth reposting and revisiting this topic every now and then, so here you go!

If I could give you a magic pill that would make you smart, thin, happier, focused, motivated, energetic, and optimistic, would you accept my gift?  If it were free, would you say yes quickly?  If it worked day by day, would you turn me down?  That magic pill does exist, and it’s free without side effects.

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We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! Women and Exercise in the 1800s

Here is a fabulous video of women exercising over the past 100 years that was sent to me by a reader-thank you!

Thank goodness our clothing choices have improved so much over the past century-these poor women must have felt so restricted, not to mention hot.  Though we tend to exercise much differently these days, some of these women did get it right with their moves!  Notice the women doing pushups, pullups, and lunges in various ways throughout this video.  Good work, ladies!  (Read More Here)

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Two New Health Tips for You

When I drive my daughter to school in the mornings, I often ask her what her goals are for the day and share my own.  This isn’t a serious conversation, but we have fun with it and she sets her own intentions for the day.  Yesterday, this was her response:

“I want to run with my friends outside….and eat my snack at school.”

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PMS (Pass My Sweatpants) and Exercise

Do you suffer from PMS (Pass My Sweatpants) each month?  Does the phrase, “mild PMS” sound like an oxymoron to you?  Join the PMS Club, a group of us who feel like bloated nanny goats for about half the month.  We weather a storm of irritability, puffiness, bloating, sore boobs, and the occasional face plant into the cake.  Read on, my friend.  I’d like to induct you into the PMS Recovery club this evening. Continue reading “PMS (Pass My Sweatpants) and Exercise” »