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How To Keep Active and Healthy This Summer…

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Let me tell you why I don’t like encouraging people to exercise….

It’s because one of the problems that many people face when trying to get “more healthy”, is that they think they have to do an exercise program of some sort.

In reality, that’s not strictly true.

Exercising can be tough – and even tougher to sustain – and if you’re thinking exercise involves keeping fit, then the problem lies in the reality that you’ve got to keep at it.

For some people, that’s a big enough obstacle to even starting in the first place, and a reason why so many people look and feel unhealthy.

They don’t do much keeping fit, because they know they’re unlikely to be able sustain it, so what’s the point in starting?

Have you ever felt like that? I know many people have. And the answer? Well, all you have to do is to forget about keeping fit altogether.

That’s right, forget it! Because it’s not the only way to look and feel healthier.

Instead, here’s what I want you to do: just focus on just “being active”.

Same thing, you say? Not quite. It’s a shift in the way you think and how you see the task at hand, and it will make it more likely that you’ll sustain it for longer.

All the health benefits you need, the ones that are going to keep joints strong, muscles flexible and your heart and lungs in better shape, are often just the same as keeping active as they are in keeping fit. The only difference is that being active is easier to sustain.

Besides, keeping active can be really fun, which means you’re much more likely to maintain it.

We recently went to Sky High to jump on trampolines with our kids.  It was fun and active!

Places like Chino Hills State ParkThe ShoppesChaparral LanesPet Walks with Priceless PetsChino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park… I could go on and on and on talking about places in the Chino Valley area that you could chose to keep active this summer with your kids or grandkids.

Anyhow… here’s my question:

what’s stopping you from making one change today that will make you more active, each night, each week, for the entire year?

Lisa Sayo, MA OTR/L
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