How to do Something for your Health without spending Money
I like to watch the Olympian Games 2010. I like to watch soccer, too (although the local Berlin team, Hertha BSC, is on one of the lowest places of the first soccer league in Germany). My own sportive activities however are – shame on me – rather limited. I like walking, but the icy sidewalks have kept me from doing that. I hate gymns – I don’t like the “Look here, I am the prettiest man / woman / girl in town” atmosphere.
But I know that I must do something. It is good for my heart, my brain, my bones. And then, some days ago, I had that famous aha! experience: I live on the fourth floor, and I work on the fifth floor. Of course there are lifts, and up to yesterday I had been using them almost automatically. Well, some people spend a lot of money in the gymn for having a workout on the stairmaster. I got one for nothing.
So yesterday I stopped in front of the lift, turned round and went up all the stairs to my office. I was breathing heavily when I entered my room, but at the same time I felt full of energy. Coming home from work and not taking the lift up to my flat was a bit more difficult, but I managed to overpower my inner lazybones. And then I knew: I can do it! I can integrate my health activities into my life. Taking the stairs instead of the lift is not a big thing, but I know I can stick to it and get my daily successes.
What are you doing for your health? Tell me about your successes, please!