Manage Stress: Walk on the Bright Side

Overcome stress management by walking

Thoughts come easy when walking

Walking has profound physical and psychological benefits.

You don’t have to look far to see a list of the physical benefits of walking.

Various researchers and writers suggest that these benefits include strengthening of your bones, muscles and heart.  There are clear benefits in terms of weight loss.

Walking stimulates your body’s systems to make them more effective – your cardiovascular, immune and respiratory systems.

Research has also shown that walking can reduce your risk of high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, strokes, bowel cancer and diabetes.

Walking has great psychological benefits not the least of these being that it gives you a lift, strengthens positive thinking and helps ward off depression.

Besides, walking can build your self-confidence, stamina and energy while reducing negative thinking and clearing your mind.

I find that walking enables me to develop new ideas and perspectives, gain new insights and plan my day.

How often does the solution to a managerial problem lie in front of us and yet we can’t see it because of the busyness of our day? We don’t take time out to think and reflect and, as a result, we frequently overlook the obvious.

Action: build a half hour walk into your daily routine – you’ll feel better, resolve issues and reduce stress.

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