I go out walking…

by: Anthony Demangone

You know how much I like a good walk.

It seems the New York Times is joining the chorus. Last week, it published an article that shows the science behind a lunch-time stroll. A study took fairly inactive workers and had them begin a 10-week walking program, which required at least a 30 minute walk over the lunch hour. There was a control group that didn’t walk as well for part of the time.

The responses, as it turned out, were substantially different when people had walked. On the afternoons after a lunchtime stroll, walkers said they felt considerably more enthusiastic, less tense, and generally more relaxed and able to cope than on afternoons when they hadn’t walked and even compared with their own moods from a morning before a walk.


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