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Losing Focus . . . Gaining Clarity May 4, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Often, when we lose focus, we gain clarity . . .

The extraneous disappears, the essential remains . . . 

Impressions created with broad brush oft times reveal the real . . .

Quote: A quiet mind, like the surface of a still pond, provides a more accurate reflection.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related post:  Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Unfocused (WP Prompt)

Walk For Fun & Fitness May 4, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Happiness, Health & Wellness.
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Like “an apple a day” . . . walking keeps the doctor away!

Walking is a safe, inexpensive, enjoyable way to stay fit ~ improving your health and outlook on life.   No matter your age and fitness level, walking is one of the most effective and enjoyable ways to be more active.

Some great reasons to start walking:

* Physical exercise, including brisk walking, helps prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

* Walking is an excellent form of aerobic exercise which improves your body’s ability to use oxygen and strengthens your heart, lungs, and circulatory system.

* Walking is an energy booster . . . that helps you sleep better at  night. 

* Walking enhances a sense of well-being, uplifts mood, improves self-esteem, lessens daily anxiety, relieves tension, and is a terrific stress buster.  When you feel tense, depressed, or unable to think clearly . . . take a mood improving walk.

* Walking is a terrific fat buster.  A brisk 45-minute walk 4 times a week for one year can result in an 12-18 pound weight loss ~ provided you don’t eat more. 

Walk for health, weight loss, companionship, time alone, or to save gas!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Artwork ~ Apple on Shelf ~ by Oriana Kacicek