hansen wrote: I need more exercise too, since moving to the city, hiking is not as fun as it was. Perhaps one solution would be to merge exercise walking with mindfulness/meditation walking.
Blood sugar and total triglycerides are too high with white food/empty calories/sugar/alcohol
hansen wrote: This time around, for me, the health concerns are pushing me in that direction, which is a bit different than, anecdotally, what I hear ppl taking the Precepts have in mind.
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