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,
Joanie Johnson, CHC, CPT