Some form of movement should be part of our daily routine to keep our state of mind, as well as our focus and outlook on life moving in a positive direction. Movement can come from any source that truly makes us feel alive.
This does not necessarily mean spending hours at the gym if that is not an enjoyable experience. Dancing, swimming, fast walking with a friend or pet, gardening- these are all activities that lift our spirits.
The feeling of being totally absorbed by something so totally physical can bring great peace of mind. Combining this with foods that energize the body as opposed to depleting it is essential. When we do any form of activity we call on all the nutrients in our body to help us perform to the utmost capacity.
Being hydrated allows the body to breathe properly. Good quality sleep enables the body to build muscle and regenerate.
Whether we call it activity, movement, or exercise, we all need to find what motivates us. Alone or with a companion, whatever works! This along with nourishing the body with good carbohydrates, lean proteins and healthy fats will help us reach true well being.