Thursday, November 17, 2011

Everybody needs to stay active - see the blurb from Durham Radio quoted by yours truely

Most of you know I live a double life - Public Health Nurse by day, and Horse Whisperer by evening and weekend.

I've gotten a lot of media attention with my horse whispering evening and weekend attention, but just recently I was captured by Durham Radio News for my work in Public Health.

Take a look at this little article from Durham Radio News, as I remind everyone to 'Move Yourself to Better Health' even during the winter :)

Some friendly tips to add:
- Find ways to build more activity into your day: we usually fight for the closest parking spot, take the elevator when we can, and get off at the closest bus stop. Challenge yourself to add more activity to your day by parking further away, taking the stairs, or getting off the bus a stop early so you can walk the rest of the way.
- Schedule activity into your day: Plan a 10 minute walk at break, lunch, or after work. When you set a goal or schedule time to be active you are more likely to do it!

Being active is so important for our health.

Did you know that being active can improve your mood, fitness, attention, memory, and lower your risk of many chronic diseases?

Dr. Ratey calls physical activity 'Miracle Grow for the Brain' - because being active helps your brain stay really healthy and it can even lower your risk of dementia and Alzheimers!!

Being active makes sense for both your body and your mind - get moving today!

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