Last week we had some holidays here in Croatia. And while many people celebrated days off I kinda hated it because, a) I'm not anywhere near the coast nor the see, b) because days off ruined my whole eating/exercising routine and completely disrupted me. I've lost track of what day it is. Actually, today I don't feel like it's Monday at all. Honestly, not sure how to feel - Yay or Nay about that fact. :P
Anyway, how was your weekend guys? Did you fuel your batteries to super full?
My weekend was FANTASTIC! I attended Food Blogging Conference Zagreb. I had a chance to meet all my wonderful food bloggers friends that I knew only virtually till now. There was some amazing food made by Instagram star Sara Milletti, followed by food photography workshop by Katharina Boden. It was really great!
Last week I kinda slacked with my workouts. I did only two runs because of a hectic week and unbearable hot temperatures. I'm not so happy about it, so today I decided to put the exercise on the top of my priorities... besides healthy eating every day of course. ;) So my message today is short - if you haven't already, make an exercise your priority! No matter how busy you are, or how hot it's outside, get off that couch and start moving. Physical activity is so IMPORTANT for your health.
If you haven't know, but I kinda doubt that, exercise reduces the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular problems. Exercise makes our body healthy and strong. Most importantly, regular activity improves the quality of life.
Also exercise changes levels of chemicals in our brains, such as serotonin, endorphins and stress hormones. I talked about that last week and I told you that after running I feel fantastic, exhausted but somehow full of energy. I told you how running keeps me sane. That's chemicals baby, yes! I'm hooked on that great feeling. :)
To maintain good health and reduce risk of health problems, health professionals recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity a day. Walking, bike riding, running, fitness, yoga... 30 minutes a day. You think you don't have time? FIND THE TIME! You're doing this for yourself. For your health.
Doing ANY physical activity is better than doing none.
Workout because you love yourself, your body. Not because you hate it. Exercise for the feeling that healthy lifestyle gives you. Your body will reward you with lots of energy if you workout. Trust me.
I'll be outside running tonight ... And what about you? Where will you be?
Until next Monday... Hugs and kisses.