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As we move into May, I can’t help but to think if I have accomplished anything this year when it comes to exercising.  Sure, I’ve been planking for the past month and a half but I also stopped practicing yoga – something I need to pick up again in the near future.  After all, yoga not only increases muscle strength and tone your body but also improves respiration, energy and vitality at a minimum.

Until I can work out a plan to squeeze in yoga a few times a week I will have to resort to walking, which I have been doing for the past few months a couple times a day at least few days a week.  As part of the Healthy Living Habits monthly series I thought this month I would share how this simple yet powerful building block of exercising can increase confidence and improve happiness.

I think you all know by now how much I dislike exercising.  You know, the hard core sweat ’till you drop kind.  At the same I don’t want to neglect my health.  Even though I plank twice a day that’s not really enough.  So since I started my job a few months ago I’ve been nudged by my colleagues to walk 10 minutes a day few days a week.  On top of that I walk with my kids and hubby for 10 to 15 minutes after dinner.

According to a new study, daily walk can add 7 years to your life.  I certainly hope so because my twins are barely 5 and every year not just 7 counts.

Whether you can carve out 10 or 20 minutes of walking each day be sure you can enjoy and savor every moment because that is one of the treasures where living healthy resides.

I hope you will have a wonderful weekend.  Until then, I will see you on the blog next week!

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