There is one thin I know will calm your soul and body at the same time while helping your body to become healthier and very possibly live a longer life. That is exercise.

Whether it’s full-hour workout with weights, a 2 mile run or even a vigorous walk around the block. Get out. Exercise. Breath. Elevate your heart rate and work up a sweat. Get a little stinky. Heck, get really stinky. The key is to not overwhelm yourself on day one and commit to the long haul. 3 months. 6 months. A year. Commit to doing it everyday or every other day or 3 times a week or whatever makes sense with your schedule. But, do it! Don’t talk about it. Don’t tell anyone what you’re doing. Just do it! And give yourself some time to struggle. It’s probably going to be a bit uncomfortable. That’s good. Being comfortable is over-rated.

The key is to keep doing it. Form a habit (30 days in a row). And then keep doing it. Don’t judge until after you have gone through your commitment (3 months, 6 months, a year). And ask yourself, “Do I feel better because of this?” Be honest with yourself.

You’ll be tired. Sore. You may have some minor aches and pains. If it’s too painful – see a doctor. But, be smart and try to work through it. There is a difference between aches and pains and an injury. Don’t work through an injury. Seek professional help.

We all have to start somewhere. So, start.

Remember: “and the secret is . . . merely begin.”