“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.
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.