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

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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

I'm here to inspire and support women at midlife and beyond to re-ignite purpose and meaning to take back control of their health and create the radical, resilient heath they want and deserve. As a whole-health expert with over 30 years experience in the field, a qualified Health and Wellness Coach and Ballymaloe-trained nutritional chef, my real food nutrition and lifestyle medicine programmes support women fighting fatigue, struggling with overwhelm, weight gain, sleep, energy and niggling or multiple diagnosed health issues. As an advocate for real food nutrition, regenerative agriculture and whole-health, my book 'The Real Food Solution' is an evidence-based treasury wisdom for energy, vitality and better health for people and planet and a call to action to change the way we grown, source and cook our food. As the CEO at The UK Health Coaches Association, I'm proud to continue the task of leading the first professional association for Health and Wellness Coaches in the world and the gold standard for the UK and Ireland.

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  1. October 13, 2021

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