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Getting Outside Is So Good for You

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The following is a post from our sponsor, Simple.

I don’t know about you, but I for one was not happy with the weather this past winter. I have friends all across the country, and it seems everyone was pretty much in the same boat, getting blasted with record-breaking conditions. There were the frigid temperatures in the Midwest, blizzards in the East, droughts in the West, and even snow in the South. It’s been crazy. But it’s over!

Spring is here and we can all enjoy the great outdoors again.

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Being from the Northeast, winter takes its toll on me. My exercise of choice is walking. I love that I can just open the front door and go. I can set my own pace and blaze my own trail. There’s no waiting in line for the treadmill or finding the elliptical machine that has a working television attached. I can jog if I want, switch directions halfway through, and cross the street to avoid the very chatty dog-walker. I don’t like walking in the snow and ice. I just have visions of undoing all the good I’ve done with that one misstep that lands me on crutches for weeks. But I’ll walk in the blistering heat, the freezing cold, the whipping wind, and even the pouring rain. 

I have to be kind to my body, though. I’m not as young as I used to be so I have to make sure I don’t overdo it, that I listen to my aches and pains and take an ibuprofen when I need it. On the same token, I have to be kind to my skin. While I’m out there braving the elements, whether it’s the scorching sun or that biting cold, I have to remember what it’s doing to my face. Luckily, I have found a Simple solution! I came across a product that has become as essential to me as my toothpaste. Every morning before I go out, I make sure to use Simple Sensitive Skin Experts Protecting Moisturizer. It’s light, has no harsh chemicals or fake scents, and has an SPF of 15, which is the perfect amount of coverage for my daily jaunts.

I used to do a lot of things without thinking (didn’t we all?!), but I’m old enough now to know that it’s never too late to start taking care of yourself. Whether that means exercising more, worrying less, eating better, or protecting your skin, I’m going to do it. Or at least give it a try.


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