Exercise and Breath
I can't tell you how many times I speak to a client on the phone about their stress, only to find out they are not exercising at all.
Exercise is probably the number one thing you can do for your well-being. Even if you can't do strenuous exercise, try doing mild exercise that works with your fitness level.
Not all exercise is equal.
I was in a yoga class with Guru Singh once, and he explained that any exercise that combines movement with the breath is exercise that is healing.
He gave as examples yoga, swimming, and bicycling. (All things I love to do!)
Qigong or tai chi are also excellent exercises that combine breath with movement.
The breath oxygenates the body and the movement improves muscle tone and cleans out physical toxins. Mindful breathing also helps reduce stress and anxiety.
I recommend to clients to try to do something physical at least three times per week. Daily is even better. A short daily yoga or qigong practice can make a tremendous difference in health, happiness, and well-being.