Get Out To Get Up

Oct 24, 2011

One effective way to increase energy and motivation is to get out in the sun.

Even if you live in one of those areas with gray skies for much of the year, getting outside every day not only can give you a vitamin D boost but also will improve your mood and energy.

Although I have noticed in the past that time spent outside boosts my mood, I decided to try it again yesterday. The colorful leaves and smells of autumn beckoned to me. So I grabbed my cocker spaniel and my two daughters. Together we drove to Mountain Run Lake Park.

Even as I pulled the car to a stop and glanced around my heart beat with excitement.  It was a magnificent day. The blues of the sky combining with the oranges, reds and yellows of the trees made it a feast to behold. Immediately everyone bounded out of the car. My cocker with her big ears flopping raced on ahead chasing the birds.  I followed behind carrying my camera.

I admired the reflections in the lake and the sounds of the geese overhead. Autumn at its best. As I gazed around drinking in the beauty I noticed a remarkable change within.

The stress from the previous week seemed to disappear. I felt lighter. Happier. More carefree. More alive. This was just the boost I needed.

Yes, research has shown that 10 -15 minutes outside every day energizes. A mid-day bike ride, a noon run, an early morning power walk around the block. How ever you can build it into your day, you will feel the difference.

We all live busy lives but let’s push away from the screens and get away from the voice mails

Yes, let’s get out to get up.  Have you had your boost today?


  “The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” –tony robbins


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