RULE: Find Exercise You Enjoy

Some people “hate” exercise.  Maybe they equate exercise to gasping for air while running on the treadmill, squeezed in to spandex.  I get that.  Exercise doesn’t have to = pain and suffering  (unless you’re my husband, who enjoys suffering, shown doing so in a cyclocross race here).IMG_2607

Find activities you enjoy.

If you hate running, planning to run 3 times a week to get in shape is an unrealistic goal.  If you aren’t an early riser, scheduling morning workouts sets you up for failure.

My advice is to find something that you enjoy doing. The body was made to move, now move it!

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Dance, walk, hike, bike, swim.  Gardening, pushing a lawn mower, and walking the dog all count.  Even a brewcycle shown here provides exercise, as you pedal from pub to pub (shown below) And if you have an excuse for why you can’t do any of these (click here).

 

http://brewcycleportland.com/

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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