Lazybrook News

from the Lazybrook Civic Club

Walking Safety Tips – A Successful Start

by Lazybrook Civic Club - November 12th, 2010.
Filed under: Around the Neighborhood.

– By Birgitt Haderlein Owner of To Fit You, Wellness coach/Fitness Consultant

Last month I focused on walking safety tips in and around the neighborhood. I was happy to see even my early morning walkers were walking with a buddy. With the holiday season in full swing I want to focus on taming your stress now so you can have a more relaxed time to celebrate with family and friends. Stress happens no matter how organized you are, how good your systems are, or how friendly your home and work life is. It can rear its ugly head anytime. So what’s a person to do? When you feel a stress attack coming on? Arm yourself with these 7 simple stress solutions.

Here are some of my favorites:

Take a walk
Is your blood pressure rising? Are you aggravated at your boss? Get out and take a walk, clear your head and take a break from the hectic situation. It’s great aerobic exercise, too.

Call a friend
We all have that special person who calms us down. Whether they are telling a funny story or just listening to us vent, they will put a smile on your face. That’s what friends are for.

Write in a journal
Expressing yourself on paper is a great way to vent your emotions and not let them get the best of you. You don’t need to worry about what others will say or do just let the pen do the work. By the time you are done those feelings will be out of your system.

Board GamesPlay a board game
Remember these? Open the closet dust them off and get ready to play. Quick games like twister, hungry hippo, or go fish are always good for a laugh or two.

Work up a sweat
Have pent up frustrations? There is no better way to release and get rid of them than exercise. Get on your bike, walk in the neighborhood, jump rope, put on your favorite songs and dance to the beat.  You will be working up such a sweat that you won’t remember why you were frustrated in the first place. Picture the stress just coming out of your body.

Plan something fun
Is there a weekend getaway you’ve been putting off? Or meeting your friends for dinner at your favorite restaurant? This will take your mind off of things and you will spend time eagerly anticipating a fun getaway.

Take a hot bath
My favorite! Put in some refreshing lavender fragrance. Put up your feet and just let the hot water relax your body.

Don’t forget to come to the Civic Club meeting/Christmas party Tuesday November 30. I will be giving 3 1 hour coaching/personal training session to one lucky person. Let this be the year you don’t wait till January 1 to start your health and wellness program.

Gift Certificates and more information can be found at To Fit You blog.

Leave a Reply