This winter I did some snowshoeing for the first time. What great fun and a real workout. I was out on my first 5 mile snowshoe trek with a lady jock friend of mine and as we neared the end she told me she was going to pick up speed and “finish strong”. At the time I was new to snowshoeing and as we were snowshoeing in wet, heavy snow I was happy to be finishing. Forget finishing strong.
As someone who couldn’t walk up a hill without chest pains and labored breathing two years ago, I was thrilled with the fact that I could do the 5 miles at all. I have had a turn around of wellness that is one I never thought I would see. Having a dad die of a stroke at the age of 48 and a mom with heart disease since her 50’s, I could see their hand writing on my wall.
I went looking for answers and along the way I found some. I do lots of research because I am fascinated by it and for business purposes and I love to share it. Ask my family, friends, email contacts, Facebook friends, people waiting in line behind me at the checkout counter, the person checking me out at the checkout counter; I think you get my point. So this is a natural. I come across information and studies that you usually don’t see in our status quo media. (I could say never, but I will be generous)
I will be sharing what I find from time to time with the desire and hope that you may benefit from looking outside the usual suspects when it comes to health and wellness to “finish strong”. Stay tuned.
(Submitted by Susan Colts - Health & Wellness Editor – MyAroundTown.com)