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A WORKOUT FOR EVERY you select your day’s outfit based on your mood. When I’m particularly confident, I go for the pencil skirt and button-down. Want to fly under the radar? Black pants and a blouse. If I’m feeling funky, I slip on my tight jeans and watercolor top. And when I need to be particularly “editorial,” I reach for a sweater vest and pinstripe trousers. What I choose to wear on any given day reflects my mood, but it also can affect it. And the same goes for exercise. “Day to day, moment to moment, your emotions are changing,” says Lavinia Rodriguez, Ph.D., author of Mind Over Fat Matters: Conquering Psychological Barriers to Weight Management. “If you want to exercise consistently, you need to learn to work with them.” That means not forcing yourself to do the same old routine if you’re not feeling up to it. You’ll just get frustrated with yourself and want to quit. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should opt for an hour on the couch either. “Exercise has a profound effect on mood,” says Linda Shelton, a fitness and wellness educator and spokeswoman for the American College of Sports Medicine. “Even if you’re having a down day, it’ll boost your mood.” So depending on how you feel on any given day, try one of these workouts on for size. For greater fitness success, tailor your exercise routine to your disposition MOOD MOOD O IF YOU’RE LIKE ME, PHOTOGRAPHY BY PHOTOLIBRARY BY SHELLEY FLANNERY 10 Vim & Vigor · SP R I N G 2 011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2011 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2011 - North Mississippi
Table of Contents
Opening Thoughts
Pump It Up
Heart of the Matter
Every Minute Counts
A Workout for Every Mood
Don’t Fail Your Heart
If Your Bones Could Talk
Healthy Travels
Over 40 and Fabulous
Do-It-Yourself Health?
Fighting Words
Balancing Act
Giving & Getting
Brighten Up
Welcome Aboard
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2011 - North Mississippi