Too Comfortable?

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell

We all have our comforts – food, a warm drink, a good book, television, surfing the Internet. In moderation, such comforts are good and can relax us and give us pleasure. Where we run into trouble is when we comfort ourselves to excess.

Too much comfort can make us overweight and sedentary. A friend told me she doesn’t walk in winter because it is too cold. She is more comfortable staying inside and watching TV. It may be more comfortable to sit at home and watch TV, but in the long run, a sedentary lifestyle will make us uncomfortable. We become out of shape and we gain weight. Walking and running may take more effort.

A sedentary lifestyle can lead to diabetes, a heart attack, or a stroke. What happens to our comfort if these occur?

Winter, the time of comfort, is officially over. Spring is here and it’s time to get moving.

2007-03-17 Daffodil

Let’s enjoy the beauty of nature and see some sights as we get outside. I will see you on the trails!

What are you doing to take care of your health this spring? Please comment below.

About Susan Ekins

Freelance writer and blogger at Women Making Strides. Interested in personal leadership and empowerment. Wanting inspiration and to inspire. Leader in church ministries. Blog: Facebook page:
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8 Responses to Too Comfortable?

  1. Rebecca Mealey says:

    I have 3 dogs that I have to walk individually (they are big) rain or shine warm or cold. I LOVE your photos, especially the daffodils. I have been picking them like crazy.


    • Susan says:

      Rebecca – Wow! You do a lot of walking. Good for you for keeping yourself and your dogs fit year round. I walk about 5 days a week with my dog in winter but they tend to be short walks. Today I walked for 80 minutes with a friend and I plan to do more runs and long walks.


      • Susan says:

        I walk about 5 days a week with my dog in winter but they tend to be short walks. Today I walked for 80 minutes with a friend and I plan to do more runs and long walks. .


  2. mikecsmith says:

    You are right, even in winter time we should get out walking, My Mother was 90 last August 2012 and although the English weather has been bitterly cold, she goes out every day, it’s a habit of a life time and one that’s seen her through many winters.


  3. Hi Susan,

    Lovely post, and the pictures that are so apt with it too. 🙂

    Oh yes…I totally agree – winter IS the time when I also forget all my walks and promises I made to myself to keep fit. I guess we all prefer sitting at home warm in bed, or around the fireplace and just being indoors. And come spring – we are out again, trying to shed off the weight we put on during winters! I guess I need to follow my Dad, who always keeps up with his walks – no matter what the weather.

    Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your weekend 🙂


  4. I am trying to add exercise naturally into my life – like just getting out and walking around more. And then adding more in addition to that. It being spring helps me tremendously! 🙂


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