Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Stress & Food can equal failure or...

Stress and exercise can equal sucess!

Stress - difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension or (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body.

If I look at both of these definitions, the same word can mean two different things.

Today was a stressful day for me. Normally, I have a very simple job and little stress but when things go bad, then tend to head south rather quickly. Today we were going south on a New York Subway; never have been on one but I think they go fast :)

It ocurred to me that I had a choice. I could be heading for that vending machine to find something that I really didn't want nor did I need or I could go out into the warehouse and walk. Thank goodness I chose the walk. I even walked an extra 1/4 mile to make sure I was good an unstressed when I returned. I actually did this twice today and although I normally take walks daily in the warehouse today I walked with a vengence and with intention. My intention was to make sure that when I got back to the office that my "stress" was gone.
The physical "stress" on my body was releasing those great little endorphines or natural pain killers that make us feel happy, secure and less "stressed"
So the next time you feel the stress is getting to you, grab your sneakers and put some extra stress on your body in a phsycial fashion. It will do you good.

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