If you can’t run, then jog; if you can’t jog, walk;  if you can’t walk, wave your arms. Move Your Body, one of my 12 Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises wakes up your brain.  Dr. John J. Ratey, MD agrees with me.  Here is a TED talk with a bonus: his quick move your body exercise.

If you didn’t watch the tape, here is a quick quote about it which summarizes the main points.

 Citing scientific studies and real world examples, this internationally recognized expert in the brain-exercise connection demonstrates how we can raise test scores, lower behavioral problems, and help the overall well-being of today’s students with fitness based physical education.

One of his first points after he woke up your brain with something called the Hindu Squat was to note that runners who could no longer run for one reason or another became depressed, some clinically depressed. Moral: you don’t have to run after happiness, you just need to run and happiness will run after you.

Well, most of the time anyway.

A true Coach Potato? Maybe this will help.


The week end is coming, so for most of you the schedule should be a bit lighter. Do make time for moving your body. It is one of the 12 Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises that will help you get and stay emotionally fit.  You can read about the other exercises in my eBook of the same name. Click here to buy.  It lasts longer than a latte and costs less.

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As usual thank all of you for supporting me. I am so lucky so many of you are part of my Added Care Team.



The first and most important: Emotional Fitness Training is a self-help and coaching program. It is not therapy. Nor does it replace therapy when therapy is needed. If the exercises and support provided here do not help you gain control of negative feelings, more may be needed. Support groups, coaching, and therapy are other paths to emotional fitness.

Anyone with suicidal thoughts, thoughts of harming other people, or who enage in harmfur or dangerous out-of-control behaviors needs to get professional help. Anyone with serious suicidal or homicidal plans need an immediate psychiatric evaluation.  Call a suicide hot line if you are unsure of where or how to get help. Suicidal hotlines USA.  Lfe can be better.

The second: I have dysgraphia, a learning disability that peppers my writing with mis-spelling and punctuation errors. All my books are professionally edited. Not so my blog post. Although I use all the grammar and spelling checks, mistakes slip by. If they bother you, seek another source of support for life’s less savory moments.   Life is too short to let problems you can avoid irate you.


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