Today is National Walking Day. In commemoration of this day, here follows … … The Benefits of Walking by Janice Taylor
(excerpt from her best-selling book, Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal)
From stress reduction to less incidence of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, the benefits of walking are amazing! Some even say walking relieves constipation and helps cure impotence.
Walking stimulates the brain release endorphins and increases the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin, the body’s natural mood elevator. Literally, walking makes us happy.
Walking gives us the biggest bang for our buck; it is the simplest and easiest way to exercise for most people.
Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, believed that “of all exercises, walking is the best.”
It seems our patriotic duty is to walk!
Here are a few ideas from Our Lady of Weight Loss on how to increase your daily steps.
Get off the bus or subway one stop earlier than usual.
Park your car at the far end of the mall.
Dust and/or vacuum your home during commercials (especially during the food commercials!).
Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Get up and go visit coworkers. Resist the urge to use the intercom or email.
Pick up lunch instead of ordering out.
Walk your neighbor’s dog (He’ll like you for it!).
I am a Pop Junkie (which is far better than a Junk Food Junkie, or a Gossip Junkie, or a Junkie Junkie). Therefore, when Lil’ Kim …
who sent a shout out to her prison-mates on the first or second show of this season’s Dancing With the Stars;
who is reportedly $1 million in debt;
including $833,000 worth of liens filed by the IRS in New Jersey;
including the remaining tax debt includes a $4,089 lien filed by the state of California;
$129,410 worth of liens filed by the state of New Jersey;
and a $12,599 tax warrant filed by the state of New York;
who missed a payment on her Bentley (making her all that more endearing)
who danced so magnificently with her partner, Derek Hough, on last night’s show (source: Reality TV Mag);
accredited a good deal of her last night’s dancing success to her “Booty Board” (that’s how I heard it; Peter too “What did she say??? Huh? Booty Board?” which made perfect sense, given her bionic booty), I wanted a Booty Board, too! I set out on an Internet search for “Lil’ Kim and Booty Boards.” Needless to say, XXX-rated sites popped up immediately, sending me back to the leaderboards (as they say), and I now sheepishly see that Lil’ Kim was referencing a ‘Buddha Board!’ Ahhhh, great! Huh?What is a Buddha Board?The Original Buddha Board is a ‘philosophical toy’ that (theoretically) helps us to tap into the parts of us that we never knew existed. It is based on the Zen concept of living in the moment. Buddha Boards sit on a water base filled with natural stones. You dip your paintbrush into the water and ‘paint’ on the board that sits on top of the base. As the water slowly evaporates, so goes your art with it, leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind; ready to create another masterpiece. Buddha Boards are available, as it turns out, just about everywhere. (Am I the only one who didn’t know what they were?) There are full sized Buddha Boards, Mini-Boards, Greeting Card size boards ranging from $35 to $7 dollars. So get your Booty or Buddha On! And …… spread the Zen word, NOT the icing!JaniceWant more success?13 Ways to Improve Your LuckHow to Build Your Self-Confidence MuscleThree Steps to Love———————————————————————————–Janice Taylor is a Life & Wellness Coach, specializing in weight loss, reinvention, transformation & happiness, author, seminar leader and 50-pound-BIG-Time-LOSER! Write Janice for an Introductory Coaching Session.For more motivation and inspiration, join the Kick in the Tush Club: Beliefnet Chapter.Pick up a copy of Janice’s latest: All Is Forgiven, Move ON ~ Our Lady of Weight Loss’s 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville!“Janice Taylor is a certain kind of kooky genius ~ see if her idiosyncratic diet plan will work for you.” ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
"Janice Taylor is a 'kooky genius'" ~ O, The Oprah Magazine
Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.