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Flying Kites is Good For You!

 

 

Kite
Source: Linda Wasmer Andrews

Flying a kite may be the ultimate carefree pastime. That makes it the perfect metaphor - and a fine activity - for healthpromotion.

Some people approach getting healthier as an exercise in self-discipline, a triumph of the will over the sometimes recalcitrant body. Personally, I prefer to see it as an exercise in self-nurturing, a triumph ofoptimism over the wear and tear of daily life. Of course, adopting a healthier lifestyle takes some real effort and commitment, and it can't always feel easy or fun. But when the enterprise as a whole isn't imbued with playfulness and joy, I suspect that it may be missing the point. What good are a sound mind and strong body without a spirit of enjoyment?

 

Kite flying is the very definition of sheer fun. For those who need more justification than that, here are five good reasons to do it.

Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a method of paying attention that fosters more acute awareness of the here and now. That awareness, in turn, has a number of proven

The rest of the story...https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/minding-the-body/201104/kite-flying-health-and-happiness