Grab Some Health.

According to a recent study from Psychology Today, poor health is associated with anxiety. All too often, our negative behaviors are emphasized at the physician's office, by family and friends - we emotionally beat ourselves up regarding our overall health and well being. We all know we can do better. In fact, according to one study, emotional vitality is associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease. Finding ways to reduce stress while taking small steps toward good health should be enough of an accomplishment on a daily basis.

How about an entirely different approach? There are so many health tips and advice that everyone can use if you just know where to find it. Well, you are here! Perfection is a lofty goal, but doing better, one day at a time, is not. As a Registered Nurse, I've learned the importance of attainable goals - baby steps as it were.

For starters, try walking. Simple walking is shown to reduce your chances of mortality from all causes significantly. It doesn't matter is you get outside or walk at home on a treadmill, nor does age matter. Beginning exercise at any age is shown to add years to your life.

Exercise is shown to reduce pain, control blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, and treat depression, and that's only to name a few of the benefits! In fact, those who exercise then stop are found to have a greater incidence of depression, so make it a life long committment.

Start today. Take a ten or even fifteen minute walk. If you are deconditioned, don't be disheartened. You can split your walk into two or three sessions, but try to do it most days of the week. By next week, I guarantee you'll feel better.

If you have existing health problems and have been inactive, speak with your doctor before you embark on any new exercise program.