Except for hurricane season, I would LOVE to be close enough to the beach to walk it any time I want! That is one of my favorite activities. It’s a wonderful stress reliever and terrific exercise too.
Meanwhile, wherever we are, there are beautiful areas to walk and numerous activities to join. Gyms are numerous, but if that isn’t for you then do whatever you enjoy. The important thing is to MOVE.
So, what do you love to do? Swimming is always fun and great exercise. How about golf, pickle ball, softball, bicycle riding, line dancing or just a long walk. No exercise is a good exercise if you won’t do it. Go out and enjoy yourself!
In His light,
In the high-speed, go-go-go nature of our everyday lives, taking care of ourselves can often fall to the wayside. It gets smothered under other needs — and suddenly we’re left feeling worn-out and sick. Our shoulders tense from stress, we’ve been eating way too much fast food, and we’re having constant aches and pains. Does this sound familiar?
Taking care of yourself physically is so important — important enough to do every single day.
Remember how much you love taking long walks on the beach? At sunrise, sunset, or anytime in between, long walks on the beach are beneficial for mind and body. How often did you wish you hadn’t walked the beach? You probably can’t recall a time. Walks on the beach are always a good idea, and they are a great way to take care of your body.
To take care of yourself physically, begin by making small changes in the way you take care of your body, and you’ll start to see big results. Add greens to your morning smoothie, make that doctor’s appointment you keep putting off, stretch before you go to bed, and drink more water — with a few lemon slices for extra flavor. Sign up for that yoga class, ask a friend to keep you accountable for your eating habits, and introduce a new vegetable to your dinner table every week. And, of course, go for walks. There are countless ways you can take care of yourself.
You only have one body. It’s easy to neglect it and even harder to get back on track — we’ve all been there. It is an uphill climb. But, just like taking walks on the beach, you won’t regret it.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. — 1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV