31 Days of the Simple Things-Day 17: Exercise

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Please don't hate me, but I actually like to workout.  I always have.  I am a firm believer that everyone can find a fitness activity that fits their needs and personality, you just have to keep trying new things, new classes, new sports until you find the one that you can get excited about.

I know I don't have to preach to you about the physical benefits of exercise, you've heard it all:  keeps our hearts healthy, fights cholesterol, balances our blood sugars, improves sleep, builds muscle, fights depression, increases endorphins and more.

I am an athlete.  I always will be.  My body is getting old and worn out and sometimes I don't have a choice but to give it a rest but darn it I will never give up working out.  I will be one of those quirky old ladies that do the Senior Olympics.  Mark my words.

But you don't have to be an athlete to enjoy the benefits of exercise:  take a walk around your neighborhood,  sign up for a dance class, start doing pushups during tv commercials,  get a hula hoop or a jump rope.   Just move!!  It's such a simple thing, but such an important one.

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