Some of you may know that I've been reading the book Born To Run, just finished today in fact and I loved it! I'd highly recommend it to runners and non-runners alike. The author discusses the need (and truly it is a need) for our bodies to be active. We weren't meant to sit around living lazy lifestyles. We have a body built for performance and a brain that's alwasys after efficiency.
Today we live in a culture that sees extreme exercise (and I'll add diet as well) as crazy, because that's what our brain tells us: why fire up the machine if you don't have to? For most of the human existence our brain knew what it was talking about. Sitting around was a luxury, so when you got the chance to rest you took it because you didn't know when it would happen again. Only recently have we turned lazing around into a way of life.
So just get up and move! Dance with your kids (I love this one), go for a run or even a walk, ride a bike, go hiking, do some Zumba or kickboxing. Whatever it is you love, just do it everyday (or as often as you can.)
Tomorrow I'll share with you a lesson I'm currently learning: why fat is essential to our diet.