Coping with Stress – Part 5

Making the most of what you have physically, emotionally and spiritually is what wellness is all about:

If you don’t have time to do a full workout, don’t let it stop you from making the most out of what time you do have.

I have an elliptical machine that has very strong resistance. If I only have 5 minutes, I will do 5 minutes. I’m 5 minutes closer to my goals of improving wellness and I feel better about myself than if I hadn’t done it.

If the weather is good, take a 5 minute walk. You might be surprised by how much you will love clearing your head and, with that positive experience under your belt, you might have the incentive to do 6 minutes the next day. You can also just bounce in place for a few minutes by lifting your heel off the ground and back down again in a quick but gentle motion. This gets the lymphatic system and circulation going.

Getting in a five or six minute burst of exercise is better than not doing it at all. It will give you the oxygen that you need to provide an energy boost, especially, when done in the middle of the day. And, of course, fresh air will help your body re-oxygenate, assisting in the recovery from accumulated stress.

Whatever you can do, just do it! Your body will love you for it and it will pay you back 10 fold with increasing wellness.

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