Health I Walked For 30 Minutes Every Day For a Week - Here's Why I'm Not Going to Stop
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, and I'm not just talking about the lunch kind. I get so caught up in my A-type overdrive and tend to hyperfocus; it's a wonder how I'm able to survive. Whether I'm deep in thought powering through a book I'm reading, fixed on my computer screen at work for hours on end, or laser focused on a cleaning or organizing project, the idea of taking a break to move around and give my body some healthy circulation can seem foreign (outside of a prescheduled, prebooked workout class, that is!).
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I started an experiment last week of taking a quick 30-minute (or more) break every day at lunch to pause from work and hit the reset button, and it went so well. But my biggest takeaway was that the days that I walked were the days that I felt the best.
I decided that this week, instead of just taking an ordinary break, I'd take a walking break . . . every single day. Here's what I felt, what I found, and why I plan on keeping this up for the rest of the month.
Anxiety-relieving mood boost
My typical form of stress relief and anxiety reduction is a good ol' sweat sesh. I love exercising to release endorphins and give myself a mood boost. However, I took a bit of a step back this week; instead of packing my mornings with heart-pounding cardio, I opted for only one workout: yoga. My only other form of movement this week was walking.
This mom made her sons walk 7km to school and we have questions
This mom-of-two's punishment has been shared almost 40 thousand times, and while many people are applauding the mom, we're still not too sureWhen a mom from Harrow, Ont. got a call from her two boys’ school about the kids disrespecting their bus driver, the answer was making them walk 7km to school the next day, holding a cardboard sign that read: “Being bad and rude to our bus driver! Moms makin us walk.” [sic] She posted about the punishment on Facebook earlier this week, sharing pictures of her two elementary school-aged boys.
This might be obvious, but the fresh air and. I felt decidedly more positive, relaxed, and able to tackle what the week threw at me. Walking wins this category.
I was honestly quite surprised at how much walking made my body feel active. Usually when I miss workouts or take a week off, I feel sluggish, stiff, and restless - not the case with my daily walks. While I didn't really exercise outside of yoga, I feel like I took a solid break for my body but still kept myself from going crazy (or getting too much of that "blah" feeling) by.
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More sustained energy
Sometimes I can tire myself out with intense workouts - and I've been known to do. Most of the time it feels energizing and empowering, but sometimes that rigorous of a routine can totally run me into the ground; it just depends on where my body's at. With daily walking, I felt like I got a bit of the energizing effect of exercise with none of the crash.
Why Even a Little Bit of Exercise Can Make a Big Difference
Why Even a Little Bit of Exercise Can Make a Big DifferenceSometimes, you consider a quick 20-minute walk, or a half-hour trip to the gym between meetings, but then wonder if there's even any point, considering how infrequently you actually lace up those sneakers. As it turns out, it does help after all.
Greater sense of physical health and well-being
Whether it was because Ior because I got some sunshine and fresh air - or because it just feels good to move your legs and take the long way - walking made me feel great physically. I've talked to celeb trainer about the best way to stay active, and he always comes back to walking and getting more steps each day. " " is his motto, and now I'm starting to see exactly why . . . firsthand.
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Salty Waitress is The Takeout’s advice column from a real-life waitress that will teach you how not to behave like a garbage person while dining out—and maybe in real life. Dear Salty Waitress, Do I have any recourse if my food order is taking an unreasonably long time? Can I just cancel our order, pay for our drinks, and leave? This is something I would only consider if there was a time restriction on my end and waiting for the food was putting me in danger of being late.Thanks,Places To BeDear Places To Be,There is nothing that grinds my gears more than being rushed during a dinner out.
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