With so much of our lives not in our own control, make the most out of what you can. And while winter is still among us, the winter blues set in strong towards the end of the season…
Combat the Winter Blues
It’s not the temperature that limits you; it’s your mindset. A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of letting your circumstances have power over you. Your body has no idea how cold or crazy it is outside. It’s simply wondering when it’s gonna get a chance to move.
Safe quarantining requires we stay close to home and keep life safe and simple.
BUT, if your idea of safe and simple involves sitting and staring at a screen most of the time – be careful.
We all know what happens to our body when we don’t challenge our heart rate and muscle groups especially as we age.
At month #11 of quarantining, too much of a sedentary routine is particularly aging for our brain as well. Use it or lose it! If you’re interested in keeping your brain healthy, dancing is (hands down) one of the best activities we can do. Take a look at these stats according to a 21-year study by Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.
% = Reduced Risk of Dementia:
0% in Bicycling, running, swimming, golfing (no reduction of dementia)
35% in Reading
47% in doing crossword puzzles (at least four days a week)
76% in Dancing frequently (notice the accent on “frequently”)
Dancing – MOJO
1. Reduces stress and depression
2. Increases energy and serotonin
3. Improves flexibility, strength, balance, endurance
4. Strengthens bones and boosts cardiovascular health
5. Increases Mental capacity by exercising our cognitive processes
6. Dynamic and rapid-fire decision making creates new neural pathways
For those who consider good lifestyle choices as pesky inhibiting rules, it’s really the opposite.
It’s really about abundance. When you’re balanced, mentally and physically, you actually enjoy life more. Enjoy family activities with energy and vigor. At every age, feel HOT in jeans. At every age, enjoy younger healthier skin. At every age, de-stress and tackle challenges with more calm.