Can you believe it's finally almost summer?
I thought it's about time I started a newsletter/blog to pass my favorite health and wellness ideas to my concierge patients. I will keep it short and sweet because we don't have enough time in life. So here I go!!!
With warmer weather coming soon, outdoor exercise is the way to go! Start a habit and start something.
If I would create a pill that would give you all the benefits of exercise, it would make trillions.
Exercise lowers the risk of many illnesses including simple colds and flu, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, insomnia, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.
It increases the nerve connections in the brain, lessens how much the brain shrinks with age, and helps to lower the risk of dementia.
What type of exercise to do?
The answer to that is what you enjoy and what fits into your schedule. A busy man with two children under 8 recently came into the office and my advice to him was to get outside after dinner and just play with your kids. No formal exercise is needed with the young ones. (My grandkids wear me out just watching them).
Keep it simple to begin with, short is better. 3 times a week or every other day. Don't overdo it or you will crash and burn.
Usually, it is good to start something easy such as an early morning walk or jogging program. The additional benefits of brightness in the morning helps to awaken us and allows for better sleep 14 hours later.
Begin it at a certain time every day to create a time habit. Have an accountability partner to keep you going too.
And remember, it has to be something you get joy out of or the activity will not continue.