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Burn calories while crying!!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Well - lets just say my morning didn't start out so well. But my pity party is over so I did a little google checking and was surprised to find out that crying only burns 1.3 calories a minute? Really?!? That's all?

You can add some calorie burning to your cry session by punching your fists into a pillow, rocking back and forth...or even pacing while crying. (Great for those of you with fitbits - extra steps!!)

Of course, the best way to combat a sad/ mad/ frustrated/ depressed mood is to GET MOVING. Go for a walk and you should feel better. Even if you don't feel completely healed - you will have furthered your exercise goal and feel better about that.

And if you have a dog - your mood will increase faster. I'm sure there is scientific proof to support this but I can tell you from personal experience - dogs are great workout partners & therapists.

And now off to church for a real attitude adjustment.
Have a great Sunday.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GWTRIKER 6/24/2013 8:53PM

    Sorry you were sad.

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MEXGAL1 6/24/2013 7:01PM

    I sure hope you feeling so much better today.
Have a great evening.

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BRADMILL2922 6/24/2013 12:32AM

    Getting moving is a great way to deal with it! Hope you are feeling much better now!

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MOSTMOM1 6/23/2013 10:18PM

    I hope you're feeling better now. I missed seeing you this morning.

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DEE797 6/23/2013 12:43PM

    Sorry you were sad this morning. Do hope your day continues to get better. emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 6/23/2013 12:14PM

    I'm sorry your sad today :( but what a positive attitude you have to carry you through tough situations - send tissue and Hugs K emoticon emoticon

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NYARAMULA 6/23/2013 11:50AM

    A walk always helps me get rid of a bad mood.

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ATZIONCH 6/23/2013 11:23AM

    A doctor once told me that tears release a kind of chemical that helps use feel better. I know I feel better after a good cry, it does release some of the stress. So look at it as cleansing. Loved your post. Thanks

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CAPECODBABE 6/23/2013 11:18AM

    Sorry you are so sad. emoticon

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SALLYLEE84 6/23/2013 11:09AM

    Hope the rest of your day goes better. I can also attest to the healing power of animals (love my dog and he helps, but my other animals would chime in that they help too.). emoticon

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KITT52 6/23/2013 11:08AM

    I think crying is a wonderful stress reliever....and so is exercise.....some days I cry and then go walking or ride my feels so wonderful....

Have a healthy week

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