Go outside and PLAY!

Posted on: March 26, 2012

No matter what your game (believe me I have, little to no game) the outdoors provide the perfect setting for you to play. By play I mean be active for enough time at a high enough intensity to break a sweat.

On the spectrum of coordination from 11-month old wobbling toddler to the Harlem Globetrotters, I am sitting pretty at about clumsy 7-year old with lopsided pigtails; however, I manage to find plenty of outdoor activities that I love. I run, I bike, I rollerblade. Some shoot hoops, play a pick up game of soccer, or longboard. Although I am a pretty firm believer that there is a big difference between play and exercise (tossing a frisbee around, golfing, etc. are not intense enough for anyone who is slightly aerobically conditioned to reap any physical advancement), I also know that getting some sunshine and fresh air brightens moods, prevents depression, and motivates people.

For me, exercise is like play; so I do it outside as often as I can. But if you feel less than excited at the thought of a scheduled sweat session, force yourself engage in structured exercise and reward yourself with PLAY TIME!



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