Exercise may not be the most exciting word in your vocabulary, but it sure has a lot of benefits. Participating in daily exercise not only makes us healthier in general, it can diminish the effects of stress on our bodies as well. How many times have you heard someone proclaim, "The doctor says it's stress"? We occasionally laugh it off, concluding that's just what doctors say when they don't know the real answer or diagnosis. But the truth of the matter is that too much stress plays a role in many diseases.
Courage is the cliche hallmark attributed to the hero. I say cliche because people talk about courage as if it is some mysterious force only a hero is born with. Courage is a vague and fleeting concept for many people because they lack it themselves. People lack courage because they lack knowledge. They have no idea where the true source of courage comes from. Even worse, they don't know it and continue to live in fear. As Socrates pointed out, 'People not only don't know, but they don't know that they don't know.'