Just walk outside


#1

Just walk outside.

Wake up time: 6:30am
Routine duration: 10 minutes

My power morning routine is:

  1. Get out of bed
  2. Walk to the balcony
  3. Open the door
  4. Step outside
  5. Profit.

Nothing like having mother nature slap you in the face when you wake up.


#2

I follow Dr. Andrew Weil and have read his books on preventive care. Let me share this article about “The gentle salvation of walking”:

Check it out:

If you begin a daily walking program today, you can expect to enjoy:

1. Longer life: A study of some 8,000 men published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that over 12 years, walking two miles a day dropped the risk of death by nearly 50 percent. Walking seems to be particularly protective against cancer. The walkers cut their risk of death from cancer during the study period by about 65 percent.
2. Lower weight. Several studies have shown that walking from 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day – roughly four to five miles – is highly effective as a means of weight loss.
3. A better brain. The National Council on Aging found that walking 45 minutes daily at a rather brisk 16-minute mile pace significantly boosted cognitive performance in people over age 60. Another study found that walking 40 minutes three times weekly slowed the normal, age-related shrinkage of the hippocampus. This part of the brain consolidates short-term memory and is one of the first regions to be damaged in those who have Alzheimer’s disease.

Read the article, it’s truly inspiring.