Take a stroll around the block to increase oxygen to your brain!
Take a stroll around the block to increase oxygen to your brain!

 Seriously, Joanie. You are telling me a 5 minute stroll around the block is going to make me healthier?

Yes it is. 🙂

Have you ever heard the expression “I just need to clear my head”? Most of us have used this phrase after a strenuous interaction or activity. Ever noticed that saying that is usually accompanied by a walk/venting session around the block?

I recently stumbled across a juicy site on the human brain by the Franklin Institute that satisfied my inner nerd. (Warning, you may get trapped reading about fascinating brain info for a few hours if you click through!

Some nuggets I found to motivate you to MOVE today…

  • Walking increases blood circulation, as well as oxygen and glucose that reaches your brain.
  • You don’t have to be running, jumping, dancing or hula hooping, walking will suffice!
  • When we say we’re going out to “clear our heads”, that’s exactly what is happening. You are oxygenating your brain!

 

 

Your “Move it Minute” assignment today is to go for a stroll around the block to clear your brain. You’ll come back calmer, with more clarity and your co-workers will thank you!

 

 

Love and leafy greens,

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Joanie Johnson, CHC, CPT

www.joaniejohnson.com