Is this the time of year for you that you’re just trying to keep your life afloat? With everything that’s going on with the impending holidays and trying to make sure everything gets taken care of, one of the most important things in our lives is getting shoved off to the side.
What’s that, you ask?
The time I take to work out – to get my blood pumping and my body feeling lively. This time of year, I’m full of excuses.
“It’s raining out.”
“I just don’t have the time.”
“I’ll start up after the holidays are over. It’s on my list of resolutions, okay?”
Making sure we get some physical activity into the day is crucial to our health – but this time of year, it’s even more valuable.
Getting moving is one of the best ways to combat stress (hello, holidays!) and control blood sugar so you won’t be reaching for that Christmas cookie platter over and over again. Another perk is that regular physical activity will reduce infections, which means you are more likely to skip over the colds and flus that you come into contact with during all your holiday shopping sprees. [Read more…]