Dreary day in Chicago; but I still got outside.

Getting exercise doesn’t have to mean going to the gym.  I’m fortunate enough to have a small gym in my large apartment bldg.  So, at first, I thought I’d go to the gym.  But I was feeling lazy.  So I decided instead to walk outside first as a “warm up,” dressed warmly and appropriately.  As I headed out the door, I realized I’d forgotten to give a friend some important photos (old school, glossy paper ones!)  So, instead of driving there, I walked – 3 miles round trip.

Museum of Science and Industry, Jackson Park, and Lake Michigan

Museum of Science and Industry, Jackson Park, and Lake Michigan

Getting outside for 20 min a day helps your body produce vitamin D, which may help prevent diabetes and obesity.  Walking in nature helps to calm the mind.

Here are some more of my thoughts from last year about dealing with the winter weather:

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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