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  1. Good News Can Keep Us Positive


    ‘Good News’ Can Help Us Stay Positive

    Keeping a positive mindset is vital to overall wellbeing, even in tough times — maybe especially in tough times.

    So, let’s take a moment to share a few silver linings to the coronavirus crisis. Positive news can bring perspective without diminishing the severity and challenges of the day.

    As actor John Krasinski put it on his “Some Good News” YouTube series, “No matter how hard things get, there is always good in the world.”

    1. Focusing on family and friends. Under social distancing, countless people have rediscovered the importance of our deepest social bonds. And thanks to Zoom and other technology, we’ve been able to stay in touch, at least virtually.
    2. Tele-this and tele-that. More employers are letting employees telework from home, just like healthcare providers are using video conferencing for checkups.
    3. Air pollution is down. Cities and industrial areas around the world are seeing drops in nitrogen dioxide levels.
    4. Communities coming together. Neighbors are supporting each other in heartfelt ways, like groups singing from balconies to support medical workers.
    5. Time to think. Many are using this time to consider what’s important, how to be better citizens, making adjustments to their careers or businesses – and focusing on gratitude and service.

    More “good news” is just a click away at Good News Network. Recent coverage has included charitable giving; the installation of portable sinks for homeless people; and the early release of Broadway’s “Hamilton” on a streaming service.

    Looks like John Krasinski was right.

  2. That feels good…

    I realized something important about exercise that’s worth sharing with you.

    Most of the time, when encouraging you to exercise, I focus on health and the difference between weight loss and fat loss. These are two significant benefits, but there’s another side effect of exercise that’s hugely important…

    How you feel after doing it.

    Every workout has an immediate impact on your energy, mood, body chemistry, and even mental functioning. The endorphins released are specifically designed to make you feel good.

    All of these factors combined create your overall feeling of wellbeing.

    Don’t you want to feel good?

    The tricky part is that most of us are habit driven. So, our activity level (or lack thereof) is fairly consistent day-to-day and week-to-week. This makes the impact of each sedentary day less noticeable, since another similar day causes no obvious change. It simply perpetuates your current state of un-wellbeing, with a slow decline.

    Why this matters: You could begin feeling a lot better than you do today by starting to exercise.

    This could come as a surprise, especially if you believe that the way you feel today is a given, and not something that can be improved.

    By maintaining a consistent, challenging exercise plan:

    • Your aches and pains can disappear.
    • You can feel light and your energy levels can soar.
    • Your mood can naturally become more optimistic.
    • You can avoid illness and disease.
    • You can think and process information quicker and with more clarity.

    And then, once you’re in the groove of exercising regularly, you’ll forget about the pain, the sluggishness, and the discomfort that you used to live with.

    Making regular exercise part of your routine is a foolproof method for improving your overall wellbeing. It’s a gift that you give to yourself with each workout.

    Ready to really feel good? Sign up for my latest fitness program. Call or email today to get started!

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Doddridge Plaza
3765 S. Alameda, Ste 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 857-5087