How come exercise isn't a four letter word? My main problem with a regular exercise program is that I do not feel as if I am really accomplishing anything. I would hate to join a gym, because I don't think I would use it enough, plus we are an hour away from the closest one. I live in the mountains and I have 2 dogs. It is funny because even though they both run free, if I say, "Who wants to go for a walk with Dad?" they are both there ready and willing to go. Now we use to do the path, the gradual up and downs, but I have been changing things lately. We walk up the mountain (about 200 yds.) then back down to the path, then back up. Sometimes I do a diagonal. I am finding that each seems to work different leg muscles, and it definitely gets my heart pumping. It is steep enough that you have to hold yourself back when you are descending. So exercise has become a little more acceptable to me. I know a PT and she suggested that I take full advantage of walking in private to increase my range of motion. So, when I am sure no one is watching, I march up the hill, bringing my knees high. Also, swing, twirl and flap my arms.
WARNING! If you live in the city, don't try this; you may be arrested! LOL
What do you do to get your body moving?
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