When I write blog posts, it is my sincere hope that those who may read what I write will find my words worth reading and in some way, present an opportunity to have a positive impact on them. To be quite honest, I often think that a lot of what I write gets a slight “nod” from the reader to affirm my thoughts or maybe get a “hmm, that makes some sense” and off they go to the next piece of Internet news. But hey, I don’t give up so easily. I find myself all too often immersed in the process of thinking, analyzing (just ask my wife, Lori) and I sharing my thoughts, so I probably won’t be quite any time soon. And hey, you never know when what you write may have an impact on someone (hopefully in a positive manner) and that person pays a compliment to you.
That happened to me yesterday with a new client, Kristina. She told me how she read my blog posts and my Facebook page and she told me how much she appreciated what I had to share and what influenced her using my services. Man, that couldn’t have been a better compliment for me and she truly made my day for sharing that. So, albeit I am not saying too much in the way of providing information here, this blog post is really for me as a boost in the arm that it’s good to know that time spent sharing doesn’t always go in vain.
This is such a great time of year to be outside and exercising. Yes, I know it’s a bit cold here in Jersey (that’s why those manufacturers make all that techie-material stuff), but we’ve been really lucky this year with our weather and even when it’s a bit colder like it is today (30 degrees and windy), you still can get out and grab a quick aerobic workout.
As I was discussing with my client Nicole this morning, being outdoors offers many advantages that may not always be noticed or valued. For instance, it’s a time to be alone and clear your head or if you want company, it’s a great time to catch up with a friend or family member when you’re out on a walk or jog. It’s an awesome opportunity to do some type of open-eyed meditation, get reflective or just “go blank” and enjoy just being. Along with the intrinsic values offered, you are working on improving digestion, mobility, coordination, weight loss, a stronger heart and lungs and an overall boost of energy and brain function.
Whew – those are just some of the benefits a person can get from exercising outdoors….give it a shot a couple days per week and see how good you feel.
Journalist and food/health enthusiast Michael Pollan – author of Omnivores Dilemma and In Defense of Food (I highly recommend both books) now has a documentary on PBS that is well worth watching and learning from. What you may think you know about healthy eating might be challenged in “In Defense of Food”.