I come from a long line of worrywarts. My dad enjoys forwarding emails with the subject heading "One more thing to worry about!" An earthquake in Chile generally prompts several phone calls and emails from several aunts and uncles concerned for my safety… in Los Angeles. Through my extensive search for the worry free grail I have become crystal clear on one thing: what dissipates the negative thought processes in our minds is the commitment to continue moving our bodies. Movement is the cure. If we commit to move at least 30-60 minutes 4-6 times a week much of the negative thoughts that occur in our heads will disappear out through the energy that we exert through our bodies. I'm not just saying that because it sounds good. Studies prove it. Having trouble getting started? Buddy up with a friend! It's a great chance to burn calories while simultaneously accomplishing some talk therapy....and cheaper to boot. So whether it's running, doing yoga, tight rope walking, practicing Pilates or, ahem, pure barre. If you get that feeling of total all over body exhilaration and sweat inducing endorphins from it, then you probably have a great shot at spending a lot less time in a shrink's seat and a lot more time moving your seat. The former is way more expensive, while the latter results in thinner thighs. It's a tough decision, I know. You choose.
AUTHOR: Marni Chaikin
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