With two kids..I would love nothing more than to see them grow up, have kids of their own, and possibly even see great grand kids. Maintaining physical health is one of the most important things I can do to ensure that this happens.
Coming from a very active backround..filled with ballet, horse-back riding, and gymnastics, this is the first time in my life I haven’t been as spirited and as physically active as I used to be. Believe it or not…
This is me: taken in 2009, a few months before I got pregnant with Paige. Had motherhood not chosen me, I probably would be fullfilling my dream of being in the circus. As odd as that sounds, Cirque du Soleil was in my future. But, things happen for a reason, and I would not change my life now for the entire world!
Health and physical fitness have always been a big part of my life, and I wanted to share with everyone simple ways to live a longer, healthier life.
Eating a well balanced diet: I know for a fact, that this is easier said than done. It’s hard to want to cook a healthy meal after a long day, or avoid stopping at the fast food restaurant. Take baby steps.. add more vegetables to your plate at dinner, or add a salad. Try eliminating one fast food trip during the week. Every little bit counts.
Get some exercise: This is a lot easier than you think. Exercising doesn’t have to be time in the gym, or lifting weights. It could be a simple walk around the neighborhood, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Just thirty minutes per day can make the world of difference. As we get older, it’s natural to loose flexibility, and at an older age, this can make things very difficult. Regular exercise can help to maintain flexibility throughout life.
Drink more water: Making it a point to drink more water not only can increase your metabolism, help your body with aches and pains, but it’s a natural detox to clean out all the impurities. Think about it, your body is made of 75% water…try drinking at least two-three glasses per day.
Be More Social: I know you are wondering what this is doing in the list. Studies show that being more social, can actually reduce stress. Those who are isolated are prone to loneliness, and depression. So, be social, and get active! Enjoy friends, and laughter. It’s good for the soul:)