After an appointment in San Francisco on Monday to have my fingerprints taken (don’t worry, I’m not being investigated by the FBI, it was only for visa purposes) I decided to walk the couple of miles from the immigration services office to the railway station.
I took the “scenic” route along the Embarcadero, as it skirts the bay, passing under the thundering traffic of the Bay Bridge.
It seemed a heck (hike?) of a way but it was a really good thing to have done.
It gave me a chance to gather my thoughts, and to be grateful for my move to the US.
Just as important, it was a useful bit of exercise.
Keeping yourself active is enormously important.
Of course it helps with your physical health, but it can also give your mood that all-important boost.
We all know that getting exercise is good for us.
But it may be a mistake to use the excuse that we’ll get this workout when we go swimming, or the gym.
This will (probably) be another day, and it’s actually important to keep yourself active every day.
And this inevitably means today.
So what can you do in the next twenty-four hours to add some exercise to your life?
Keep your ambitions modest.
A walk’s fine.
But don’t leave it.
Get active today.
Even if it’s just a little.