Move your body is one of the Daily Twelve Emotional Fitness Training Exercises. Some studies show that the right exercises does more for a person than Prozac.
This picture provided good advice and I hope you got the little laugh. Both are part of the Daily Twelve Emotional Fitness Training Exercises..
EMOTIONAL FITNESS TIPS ABOUT MOVING YOUR BODY
I am more couch potato or perhaps that should be computer stiff.
I do try to follow my advice and do the exercises as directed. Which is why when balance problems emerged with age, I invested in an adult tri-cycle.
However, true confessions Move Your Body is the one exercise in the Daily Twelve that I struggle with. Even though once I get on it and get out there, I love riding my trik or doing water aerobics. So I have had to develop a number of different strategies in order to Move My Body on most days. Here are some tips that are based on my personal strategies:
Tip one: Get up out of your chair and do a full body stretch at least once an hour.
Tip two: Get up during TV commercials or after a telephone call, and do a little war dance. Even short bursts of high intensity activity add to your health and emotional health.
Tip three: As the APHA poster suggests, walk a dog. Don’t have a dog? Many shelters need volunteers to walk their dogs. That is we found our Wonderful Whisper – Hubby was walking dogs at our local shelter when we were between dogs, and he didn’t think he wanted to get another. Whisper changed his mind. We lost her this time last year and now have Punky the Pup who should be now renamed Punky the Teen. I could not be without a dog long. I mourn Whisper, but Punky keeps me walking and laughing.
Whisper loved to swim. This was taken during our move to Colorado from the Bronx. We drove down the Atlantic coast and headed along the Gulf of Mexico and then up the Santa Fe Trail to Denver.
And not to short change the Punk. We rescued Punky from shelter life. We were told his name was Pumpkin, but Punky fits him best. Whisper was a perfect lady. Punky is an adolescent eager to defy.
Tip four: If you have not learned all of EFT’s Daily Twelve Exercises, do so and start incorporating them into your life. You can down load them by clicking here.
Life is a struggle staying strong emotionally and psychically takes effort, but pays great dividends.
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DISCLAIMER ONE: EMOTIONAL FITNESS TRAINING IS NOT THERAPY Even the most learned researchers and therapists quarrel. Take their advice and mine carefully. Don’t just listen to your heart, but also think; don’t just think, listen to your heart. Heart and head working together increase the odds you will find useful advice amid all the promises and hopes pushed at you by others. As others have noted, take what seems useful, leave the rest.
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