Photo courtesy of staff at Wilderness Adventure

Healthy Tip #76437: Kick Your Feet Up

The work week can seem hectic, and responsibilities still linger around well after you’ve clocked out. So this week’s healthy tip is to shed some stress, find nothing to do, and kick those feet up.

Think about the last time you had nothing to do, where your mind wasn’t on the next step. It seems far too commonplace to be always on the go. And for the most part it’s a good thing, for a car that is never in drive fails to go anywhere. But it is just as important to stop for air, catch your breath, and put a little fuel in the gas tank.

relaxing on mountain top

Photo courtesy of Wilderness Adventures, http://www.wilderness-adventure.com/

So this week’s anti-challenge (for taking a break shouldn’t be a challenge) is to sit back, put it in park, and take some weight of those feet. I’m not advocating lounging around the next seven days, but make your time-off count. Sitting in front of the T.V. won’t do. Get outside, find a nice view, comfortable chair, and take in a whiff of fresh air. Go on, you deserve it, and the chances are that the ten minutes you take to cool the engine will get you cruising faster, more efficiently, and will add miles to your life.

Sitting back and relaxing,

-Brad

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