THE WORTH OF A MORNING WALK
HO-HUM, YOU MIGHT THINK AFTER GLANCING AT THE TITLE OF A ‘LISTICLE’ POSTED BY SUZIE GLASSMAN on medium .com. It promised to enumerate the virtues of a.m. walk sessions and did not excite my interest. Exactly what could the author list beyond several obvious physical health reasons that had to do with an overall increase in daily activity/decrease in sitting and calorie burning, and an improved emotional and mental start to the day?
Not a cutting-edge topic, I thought, and one that seems to pop up routinely on health-oriented websites. However, sometimes a surprise can be hidden behind a rather ordinary title.
Well, it turned out that the seven reasons elevated my respect for the humble routine, strengthened my resolve to retain the habit, and changed my perspective about benefits gained from morning outside exercise sessions. Literally! Two reasons, #5 and #6, had to do with vision and neurobiology and were definitely worth the time required to click and scan, then read the article more closely.
Glassman’s efforts to dig into the topic and write about it won’t be spoiled here. You’ll need to read the piece to obtain her insights. I think those who currently regularly walk, run, or cycle in the great outdoors before breakfast may appreciate them, and will follow the suggestions offered by her referenced experts to take full advantage of this time. Those who are not yet morning exercisers may be motivated to try.
My attitude toward this simple physical activity received a boost; perhaps yours will too.
RUN & MOVE HAPPY!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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