Tuesday, March 28, 2006
I am on holidays this week - at home, relaxing, reading, doing some work and relaxing some more. I went swimming today and found myself rushing to get the most laps done in the shortest amount of time. I need to do cardio but today I had already rushed doing errands in a a few stores and what I needed was to just breathe. I slowed down and practiced slow, deep breathing. A couple of laps at that reduced speed and I could feel the stress of the morning falling off.
Rushing all the time does not count as your cardio, so by all means, do your cardio, whether you run, speedwalk, dance or swim. If you recognize yourself in the description above, add a couple of minutes at a much slower pace and do a dozen slow, deep breaths. To be on the safe side, do the slow, deep breathing even if you feel you're not Miss Type A. To your health.