Get Off Your Butt At Work And Take Your Mind For A Walk!

Walking for for autoimmune arthritis

Walking, as opposed to sitting or standing, “will almost certainly result in increased feelings of pleasant energy. And that’s true whether you expect this to occur or not.”

– Jeff Miller, Ph.D., Visiting Professor of Psychology,  Saint Xavier University.

In a series of intriguing studies, Miller and coauthor Zlatan Krizan, Ph.D showed that, the very act of walking lifts our mood, independent of environment or intention.  Walking keeps your spirits up, even under conditions that are less than favourable and has benefits even if you’re strolling down a drab hallway, facing a dreaded chore afterwards, or just trudging a treadmill…

If you are feeling disengaged or sluggish, and you desire to energize yourself, take a brisk walk around the block or through the cubicles,” says Miller. “Your feelings of engagement will very likely increase, and all those things you might have wanted to be doing should seem less imposing.”

Even a brief walk may have immediate benefits for mood (not least your body!), such as an energized, engaged state of mind, feelings of interest, alertness, joy, excitement and enthusiasm.

So get off that butt – and get strolling!!

Read the full article by Linda Wasamer Andrews (Psychology Today, August 18 2016)

 

 

Izabella Natrins

After 30 years in the health space, I'm here to share and use my expertise and experience to help women to create the true health they deserve. My Femergy@40 Nutrition and Lifestyle Health Coaching and Resilient Weight-Loss programmes empower, support and inspire women who are fighting fatigue, struggling with overwhelm, weight gain, sleep, energy and niggling or multiple diagnosed health issues, to find hope and optimism, regain confidence and create much better health. My book 'The Real Food Solution' 2020 (updated from Once Upon a Cook 2019) is an evidence-based treasury of real food wisdom and a call to action to change the way you eat, create more energy, vitality and better health and support a sustainable planet ... with traditional foods. I'm a qualified real food nutrition and lifestyle health expert, holistic health coach, nutritional chef and a writer, a speaker and a partner, mum & grand-mum.

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