Friday, August 30, 2013

Preparing for Labor Day Weekend

Life has a way of passing us by far too quickly. In recognition of Labor Day, let’s take a moment to slow down and do something that’s not only good for our bodies, but also for our hearts.

As we all know, there are good ways and bad ways to deal with stress. Sometimes in the midst of the chaos we forget how take a deep breath and calmly move forward. We know that exercise is one of the best things we can do for our bodies and minds, but what if your time is limited? Some days we only get a few extra moments.

A lot of us work in offices where we will primarily stay seated at our computers during day. Standing, stretching and walking throughout the day will do wonderful things for your mind. Asking a coworker to take a walk with you (or go alone!) after lunch can be a great way to settle your meal, clear your head, connect with another person and hopefully see some nature.

Let’s challenge ourselves to walk away from our phones and other distractions at least once a day. Pay attention to the nature, wildlife and the serenity that can accompany us during this time. Make it a tradition to walk with your spouse, children or friends after dinner. Or make it a personal ritual. 

Here's more on the benefits and history of walking:

If we take good care of ourselves, the dedication and care we provide for our loved ones with be so much stronger.

Happy Labor Day to everyone! 

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