Pauliann Long, LCSW-C




Walking for Health and Longevity

Good morning,

Sometimes we know that when you are stuck on a problem in your life or are having trouble focusing on what to do next, it can be hard to know where to go. Some studies say a great way to clear your mind or re-focus your thoughts is by getting up and going for a walk. That’s right! Something as simple as walking can actually help you think more clearly.

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“Hippocrates (460 BC-370 BC) was a Greek physician who is considered by most to be the father of modern medicine. Long ago, Hippocrates wisely observed that “walking is the best medicine” and prescribed peripatetic exercise as a panacea to help citizens of Ancient Greece maintain a sound mind in a sound body (mens sana in corpore sano) across their human lifespans.

Today, a large prospective cohort study of almost 140,000 older U.S. adults, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, corroborates what Hippocrates said. Surprisingly, the investigators found that even walking less than the currently recommended guideline of 150 minutes per week was enough to significantly improve public health and lower mortality risk compared to inactivity.”

To view the rest of the article and learn how walking can help your health and longevity visit the original article link here. 

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