Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Move More!

Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare’s Health Note:

Sit still. Stop fidgeting. Quiet. These may be words we hear every day. Although there is a time to be still, what we often need to do is to move more! We need to move the stress out of our body. We need to move to clear our minds, relieve tension and sleep more soundly. We need to move to stay flexible, focused and fit. Our bodies were made to move. Movement is what helps us to be present in the moment. Sometimes movement can be quiet and subtle, like deep breathing and exercises to calm the mind. Other times movement can be more obvious, like walking, biking or lifting weights. Whatever form of movement you enjoy, do it often. The more you move, the more you will benefit and the easier it will be to sit still when you have to.

Carissa Wiersma
Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare

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