I just stumbled upon this wonderful workout DVD at Rite Aid for $3.99. Kathy Smith’s “Build Muscle, Shrink Fat.” Kathy has been around since the early 1980’s and continues to stay with the times as she guides you through 30 minutes of interval training and core conditioning. All are encouraged to go at their own pace and increase moves as you gain strength. I love this workout, and if Kathy is any indication that fitness and a healthy lifestyle is consistently drinking from the fountain of youth, I would perk up and listen.
As a competitive swimmer and horseback rider in my younger years, I am no stranger to exercise. It has continued in various forms throughout my life. What I have found about moving my body and increasing my heart rate is that it gives me so much energy! My mind clears so that I am able to work through the challenges life throws me and I feel lighter somehow. As the weight is lifted my core strength expands, both physically and emotionally. For those of you who experience symptoms of depression, exercise is the best natural anti-depressant on the market.
So get out there and move your body today! Go for a walk on your lunch break, jump on your trampoline with your kids, take the stairs instead of the elevator, wipe the dust off of that DVD and exercise! You will be happy you did. Feel the joy in every step and live your life!