Walk: Mindful Body
Distance: 10 blocks, teach yoga class, have 1 hour massage
Even though the studio where Ciwt teaches offers excellent, well-priced massages, Ciwt has an unfortunate old habit of equating massages with frivolous, expensive spas. Today she took advantage of a gift certificate and reminded herself it is called massage therapy for a reason. Lots of reasons actually including: relief of muscle tension (which contributes to injury prevention and is why elite athletes flock to massage tables), increased circulation, enhancement of immune system and nervous system functioning. Then there's management of chronic pain, alleviation of anxiety and depression, as well as calming antidote for stress.
The list goes on. Maybe Ciwt will now file 'massage' in the proper category: Necessary for Health.