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Let’s talk about exercise

In continuing thoughts about self care, let’s talk about exercise. Exercise makes us live longer. Exercise makes us healthier. Exercise improves our sex lives. It improves our energy. It makes us happier. It makes us look good. It helps us sleep well. It is the elixir of the gods. The neurobiology around exercise is amazing. It reduces stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin; making us calmer, more focused, more able to cope. It opens serotonin, dopamine and noradrenalin channels; boosting our sense of well being and even treating depression and anxiety. As our skeletal muscles work they release Brain…

The Exercise Prescription

We all know that we need to get more exercise. In today’s technologically driven world we sit too much and move too little. Being a working mom, I am well aware of how I am always rushing around, but not physically moving very much. It is hard to find the time (and inclination) to exercise with dedication. Doctors have been telling their patients to exercise more since  Hippocrates said: “walking is man’s best medicine”.  A medical prescription is very clear as to the dosage, duration and frequency that is needed. The recommendations on how much and how often to exercise…