Thursday, May 9, 2013

Relaxation and Exercise Need to Be a High Priority in Life

Women's Corner:

Why Women Need to Prioritize Exercise

Women's Health Blog
Today it is increasingly difficult for most women to find enough time in the day to do it all. They have to juggle their career, family, household cleaning, shopping, spouses, and somehow find the time to include exercising into this routine. It is easy to see why so many women find it difficult to give exercising properly the proper priority. Over an extended period of time, the value that is placed on exercising regularly is lowered until it reaches the point that it is removed from the routine all together.

In an attempt to re-prioritize the need and desire most women have to exercise, it may be beneficial to evaluate your daily routine. Some women have shifted the balance of responsibility in their household to allow them the extra time they need. They place children in charge of some of the daily chores that are within their means to do. This not only allows women a much needed break in the day as well as providing them with a little more free time, it also teaches the children responsibility.

This is important because regular exercise can increase your overall energy level. With this increased energy level, the mountain of tasks that need to be done throughout the day seem much smaller and easier to accomplish. This allows for less stress not only from working out, but also from getting out from under that never-ending mountain of daunting tasks. This ends up creating more time to spend with your family and relaxing with each other. It is amazing how many areas of your life can be improved by finding twenty minutes a day to do a little bit of exercising.

Courtesy of Janet Hudson
Featured Recipe

Cinnamon Crispas


10 (9 inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon ( or more to taste)
oil ( for frying)

  1. Combine cinnamon and sugar; set aside.
  2. Pour oil 2" deep in medium skillet; heat to 375.
  3. Cut each tortilla into 8 strips, each approx 1" wide.
  4. Fry 3-5 strips at a time until golden brown and crisp, turning once.
  5. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  6. Sprinkle with cinnamon mix while still warm.
  7. Serve immediately.

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