Today I was supposed to have lunch with an acquaintance of mine—and instead, she suggested we go for an early morning walk in a local park. It was a great idea! Instead of sitting and talking over food, which studies show can sometimes result in you eating more than you want, we walked…and talked, despite the drizzling rain outdoors. And not only did I feel great afterward as I got fresh air and exercise, we also traded tips and advice about life with kids. So next time you’re supposed to have lunch or coffee with a friend, take it outdoors. You’ll feel invigorated!