Aries horoscope for today, Wednesday February 24, 2010: If you wake up sad or gloomy, take time to exercise and fix a good breakfast.
I think that should be everyone’s horoscope for the day, even if they aren’t an Aries and even if they are sad or gloomy. We know that a good breakfast and some exercise are the prescription for a good day! For the sad and gloomy, exercise is even more important. There is no doubt when we are not feeling up to it, it’s a hard push, but once those endorphins start kicking in, there’s no turning back. I have had the luxury of HAVING to workout almost every day of my adult life. I can remember times in my life that I was so blue walking into the gym, but would “fly” back down the stairs reporting that “exercise really DOES work,” for my mood would do a complete turnaround after an hour of sweating, jumping and lifting.
Makes me wonder if doctors are doing enough for patients who come to them with symptoms of depression. A good physician should be addressing and prescribing good nutrition and physical activity for EVERYONE. When the Surgeon General headed his warning some 20 years ago, I listened and applauded. I have it printed on the back of my business card, because really it’s more important info than what’s on the front of the card. It says, so simply:
WARNING: PHYSICAL INACTIVITY MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH
Maybe it should be blown up and placed in doctor’s waiting rooms everywhere. For this morning, the best I can do is post it here.
Regardless of what sign you were born under I hope you will accept the advice given to Aries, this morning…and tomorrow morning…and most every morning! For whatever it’s worth, I can’t remember the last time I was really sick or really sad. Exercise IS the best medicine!
*For those of you feeling lightheaded and fatigued (as I noticed in the comments from Rita and Carol), double up your water intake. Listen to your body…if you need to slow down for a few days, DO IT! I truly believe sometimes the world spins so fast, it makes our own head’s spin. I had a pretty serious case of vertigo back in the late summer of 2001, with a headache so bad it landed me in the hospital for tests, where everything came back negative. Looking back, I am sure my head was spinning with the energy that was about to be unleashed on Sept. 11…but that’s a topic for another blog. I am not suggesting anything bad is going to happen every time our head spins, just that we might want to be open to the possibility that both good and bad energy can be absorbed. Extra hydration, good nutrition. quiet meditation and listening to our bodies, can never hurt!