Happiness is a workout

Happiness is a workout

happines, fitness

Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. ~ Dennis Waitley

So I’ve been east in NY for the last week with my mom who has been in the hospital.  There is lots of good news on that front, she’s doing much better.  Thank you to those of you who have sent your well wishes and prayers for her.

I’ve spent most days sitting in the hospital with her watching her favorite TV shows like Ellen, the Food Network, Fox News, etc…. not my usual fare.  Over the last few days my mood has begun to flag, I’ve found myself shorter of temper.  Don’t get me wrong, I have snapped at anyone, but the potential was growing.  As always, you need to fall back on the basics, are you getting good food, good sleep, doing what you need to do to keep you stress levels down.  In short, I wasn’t so this morning I took advantage of a morning ice storm to sleep in, I went in to see my mom and then, I went to the gym.

As most of you know I’ve been training for a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail (AT).  For weeks I’ve been doing intensive gym workouts and hard core hiking to get ready.  But now it’s been almost two weeks since I’ve done any training.  Today, going into the gym and working out, even though it was only a moderate level workout, was wonderful.  I felt great during the workout, my mood has improved and I’m hoping I’ll sleep better tonight.

There is plenty of research about the connection between fitness and happiness, so take time to get fit my friends, it will help you have happier days ~ Rev Kane

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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