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Getting back into the Swing of Things

 

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a long week of work. I’m itching to get back to writing. I haven’t written anything except blog posts since I’ve been sick. I’m finding out Bronchitis takes a long time to get over, but the worst of it is over. Thank God.

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Spring is finally here, it was supposed to snow last night, and I believe it did, but it didn’t stick. I’m happy about that. Because I’ve been sick, I haven’t been exercising for about a month. I can tell the difference and I’m anxious to get moving again and get writing again.

I’m going to start my exercise routine by walking first, just to see how my body reacts. I don’t want to do too much too soon and get sick again. I’m going to hike in the woods and get some of those healing phytoncides from the trees.

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Trees are amazing. Did you know it has been proven that they communicate through their root system, much like the communication between the synapses of our nerve cells. Isn’t that amazing?

The older trees help and communicate with the younger ones so that they all flourish. Kind of like the female elephants who stick together and help raise the babies. It’s just another piece of evidence that shows we’re all connected. For more information about tree communication, check out this article. http://www.ecology.com/2012/10/08/trees-communicate/

So, if you’re looking to start a new exercise routine, add hiking in the woods as part of it. It’s good for you, both body and soul. Getting back to nature is one of my goals this summer. I always feel better when I’m in the forest or at the beach. Both places are good for you.  The fresh air is good for you. Don’t be a victim of the indoor generation. Get outside and get healthy!!

 

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Thanks for stopping by and reading my post. What are some of the things you do to stay healthy? Leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you!

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I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

8 thoughts on “Getting back into the Swing of Things

  1. So happy that you’re feeling better, Lisa! I’m dealing with a cold, and haven’t been able to exercise for almost a week. Must be something in the air up here. Wink. Happy writing, my friend!

  2. Love your advice here! Hiking through wooded areas always feels magical to me. Must be those phytoncides. Glad you’re feeling better!

  3. As I live in a little village, with many close neighbors, my walk is usually a more social endeavor–I always bump into someone I know–and think it’d be nice to have a place to walk where I could be isolated. Just enjoying nature. I need to start looking! Glad your bronchitis is over–that’s terrible!

    1. I do enjoy walking and talking with neighbors, but there’s nothing like getting out in the woods. I hope you find a place! I’m glad I’m over my bronchitis as well. That was a horrible couple of weeks!

  4. Hi Lisa, I exercise to stay healthy. One note though – when I go to the gym I wipe down the equipment so I don’t catch a cold. when it’s cold season, the gym seems to amplify the germs! 😦 Glad you are feeling better!

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