Friday, February 27, 2015

Aerobic Exercise and Optimum Health

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I came across a study that shows a direct correlation between aerobic exercise and brain cell health and even regeneration. You can find a link below to see the abstract.

I'm grateful that this report gives me new impetus to amp up my exercise routine and get outdoors more often for aerobics. I love to work out in a natural setting. I'm able to connect more directly to a power greater than myself, when I'm in nature. I'm not a person who likes to go to a gym for treadmill walking. My preference is to commune with mountains, flora and fauna, streams, a river, or sea. I love to hike and walk. 

What's your take on the study and what motivational techniques work for you to keep you active and vitally alive? 

Which kind or kinds of aerobic exercise work for you? Swimming, biking, hiking, dancing, walking, running or something else? Remember... anything that makes you happy as well as revs up your engine, will improve blood flow to the brain and is good for your spirit. Let me know which aerobic exercise you like and why.

My quote for the day is:

"Another good reducing exercise consists in placing both hands against the table edge and pushing back. " Robert Quillen-American Journalist

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  1. Hi Nancy,
    I love walking when possible. It so relaxing and enjoyable. I also do Tai Chi a few times a week which is also relaxing and very healing. Thanks for the great information Everyone should find the right exercise for them and practice it regularly. Marla

  2. Thanks Marla for your comments. Understand about walking and Tai Chi being relaxing and healing. I do them both. It's good to find an aerobic exercise you enjoy and just do it. In fact, I have to get outdoors right now!
    Warm regards,
    Nancy A.

  3. Hi Nancy. Both of your blogs are really nice. It seems we have some things in common - like sustainability in everyday living as well as in mind and soul. I practice yoga and love to go for a walk. Mindful walks in the nature is very relaxing and helps me focus/listen inside. The post about aqua/aquamarine was very interesting. Funny is that we are going to put up framed fabric in aqua on the North wall in our bedroom.
    Best regards,
    Charlotte @My Green Nook

    1. Thanks Charlotte. Yes indeed. We are sisters in spirit. I am so concerned about environmental issues and commend you for all the good work you do in that respect @ Please keep on living green. The world needs more of us. Warm regards, Nancy A. P.S. That is so wonderful about using aqua on the north wall. Very Feng Shui and healthy to do.

  4. Hi Nancy,
    I too prefer to walk outside, especially in nice weather but I do go to the gym as well.I am sharing this article with my hubby right now! He needs to be convinced! Thank you for sharing this valuable and important information on the direct correlation between aerobic exercise and brain cell health with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I'm pinning and sharing. I can't wait to see what you share with us next!

    1. Thanks Deborah. I agree. It's important to have plan B. When it's too hot outside, I walk in the mall or do yoga and weights inside. Thanks for the social media boost too. Warm regards,
      Nancy A.


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