Even if I leave the house kicking and screaming...going for a walk outside changes my mental attitude around! I have yet to go for a walk and have it not improve my mood! I always feel so blessed when I look at the surrounding country side and realize how fortunate we are!
Enjoyed the article, it is so true. I have a bike trail at the end of my block. I walk on it with my dogs in the early Spring and late Fall after the first freeze. Then in Spring and Summer I take my bike because I can out pedal the mosquitoes. Really.
I walk to the gym every morning and walk to get my daughter from childcare in the afternoons. It's a great way for me to get my steps in and to get a little fresh air on the way to do things I need to do anyway. Makes my day more enjoyable.
My day usually goes better if I bike to work. There is a small park along my route; seeing the trees and ferns and such usually brings my mood up a notch and this morning there were also lots of lovely scented trees flowering in yards along the way... the scent really boosted my energy and mood. I am always more motivated to exercise outside, especially on local trails, than I ever am to just go grind out a workout at the gym!
I do many types of exercise from golf to strength training. I also do cardio. I love to walk on the beach, hike a mountain trail, or walk at a state park. I just recently decided to take gardening more seriously.
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