Move. Sweat. Breathe.
Those three words can keep you pretty darn healthy and peaceful as you walk through life.
Find a Way to Play Every Day
I find that we can over think a lot of what we do and I am here to tell you not to. Determine what activities you love, or at least like enough to actually show up for, and then do it. Period. The end. Honestly, it is that easy.
If you love tennis, then play tennis. If you love to ride your bike, then go bike riding. If you love hiking, then go on hikes. If you don’t love any of these things then call me and I will help you. But we all can simplify this to moving our body and getting it to breathe heavily and sweat. If we do that every day then we are taking care of our bodies.
I can get very technical and break it down to detailed programs, with intricate guidelines but it won’t serve you for me to do so. Instead I would like to lift the veil off of any confusion you may have, or thinking that you need help starting or sticking with a program. For starters, let’s not call it a program.
When we were kids,
we went outside and played.
When we were in school,
we had recess.
We just need to bring that energy back into our life. We don’t need fitness programs, we need Recess.
Let’s bring back recess and find a way to play every day in someway. I challenge you to come up with a few ideas of your own and share them with me. I will do the same.
We always have a choice as to how we want to walk through this life. How do you want to walk through yours? I choose to walk through mindfully, kindly, honestly, and most importantly, patiently. If that is called aging, then fine.
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How to Start Your Recess and Have Fun!
Don’t over think it—Just move.
When you come home from work, before you even settle in, switch your shoes to a pair of walking shoes and go outside for a walk. Clear your mind, take some deep breaths, stretch your body, and just move.
Take the stairs.
When you go to an appointment in an office building, take the stairs. If agile enough, take them two at a time. Be mindful of course if not wearing proper shoes.
Buy a jump rope and start skipping rope on a daily basis. Put on some fun music and smile while you jump.
Jump in a pool and swim like you did as a child. Who cares what kind of strokes you are using, just swim and play and have fun.
Kick a soccer ball up a hill on a hike.
Buy a trampoline and bounce to your heart’s content, literally. ☺
Just Move &
Ask & Share
These are just a few suggestions. Have fun with it whatever you do. Feel free to ask questions in the comments below and keep me posted on how you’re doing!
Blessings to you.
Dove’s boutique studio, Dove’s Bodies, has been an LA institution for more than 35 years. With a background combining decades’ worth of studies in fitness, dance, pilates, martial arts, primal movement, yoga, pranayama, organic nutrition, energy healing, mindful living, intuitive clearing and meditation, Dove is sought out for her unique, intuitive wholistic total-body approach. Dove’s life passion is to guide her clients on their own unique path to wellness, wholeness, and the full integration of mind, body and spirit.
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