We deal daily with stress from many sources - personal, professional and economic - and many are essentially stuck in an unhappy frame of mind. Too often people take a passive approach and do nothing, hoping for the willpower to make a change. Instead, they need to take an active approach by adding some physical activity into their day. Exercise won't necessarily replace medical treatment, but it can be a refreshing first step toward managing depression or healing a broken heart.
Cindy Boggs, fitness presenter, author and Activate America director, has been an ACE-certified coordinator/instructor since 1989. Send your questions about fitness, training or health to YMCA of Kanawha Valley, 100 YMCA Drive, Charleston, WV 25311 or e-mail cindys...@aol.com. Look for Cindy's award-winning fitness advice book, "CindySays ... You Can Find Health in Your Hectic World" on her Web site, www.cindysays.com, or contact the YMCA at 304-340-3527.