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, as qualified holistic nutrition and lifestyle health coach, digestive health practitioner & nutritional chef and a writer, a speaker, partner, a mum & grand-mum, I'm here to use my expertise and experience to help women shine at midlife and live the rest of their lives, the BEST of their lives in much better health. My Femergy@40 Nutrition and Lifestyle Health Coaching programmes empower, support and inspire busy, midlife women who are fighting fatigue, struggling with overwhelm, weight, sleep, energy and with niggling or with multiple diagnosed health issues. My book Once Upon a Cook - Food Wisdom, Better Living will make you want to change the way you eat, reclaim your kitchen and take back your health.

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