All of us at Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center would like to wish you a wonderful, blessed and joyful holiday season, and a healthy 2014! Just remember, about the joy part, don’t be so joyful this holiday season that you increase your carbohydrate (starch) consumption too much, AND, regardless of your plans for the holiday – keep moving your body. Whether you are currently doing a formal “exercise,” or not, MOVE, MOVE, and then MOVE some more! Move at every opportunity. Remember, “Perfection is the enemy of the good,” and do what you can do, rather than what you can’t do. Every movement, stretch, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, etc. makes a big difference. Please don’t wait until, “next year.” You will be proud of yourself if you start TODAY!
This holiday season newsletter begins with an incredible TRUE story of redemption and forgiveness that I told many times when I was a religious studies teacher. I am sure that you will find it inspiring and it calls us to our highest selves – rather than going to our well of fear. Then, following, is my most recent article, that summarizes what you and your loved ones need to know before going to the doctor. Please feel free to forward this newsletter, and all of our newsletters! Also below, there are several research articles on how critical it is, not just to exercise, but to move throughout the day.