People keep journals for all kinds of different reasons: to chronicle the events of their lives, to work through their deepest feelings, to write down things they are grateful for, to sort out their dreams and goals, and even for recording whatever ideas come into their heads, whether it be for a new song or invention, an exotic vacation, new homeschooling ideas, or even bold plans to save the world. A journal is a sacred space to say whatever you want without worrying about anyone else's reaction. It's for your eyes only!
Are you walking enough every day? If you are a full time student or have a sedentary job, there's a strong chance that you're not. One recommendation is to take 10,000 steps a day. If you're not habitually walking, don't miss out any longer! It is the simplest way to increase your fitness level, improve your mood, and spark your creativity.
According to Dr. Levine, who is co-director of the Obesity Initiative for Mayo Clinic/Arizona State University and the inventor of the treadmill desk, “If you’ve been resting after a hard morning’s work and then you get back on your legs in order to go back into the fields, of course, your whole body system is to be pushing what you’ve just had for lunch into your muscle, into your body so that you can function well in agricultural practice, which, up until 200 years ago, was what the human body ultimately functioned to do.
"The nature of the human body was to be active and moving all day. The body was never designed to be crammed into a chair where all of these cellular mechanisms get switched off. Obviously we’re supposed to rest from time to time. But that rest is supposed to break up the activity. It’s not supposed to be the way of life. [T]his very unnatural [sitting] posture is not only bad for your back, your wrists, your arms, and your metabolism, but it actually switches...
Walking is a super-easy habit to start because:
1. It's free
2. It's a natural movement we all learn at a very young age
3. It doesn't require any special equipment (you can even walk barefoot!)
4. It can be done anywhere (if the weather is bad, you can go to a mall and walk inside)
5. It can be done at any time of the day
6. It's a great stress-reliever
7. It can be done alone or with family or friends
Another benefit to walking is that if you walk in the middle of the day with some skin exposed, you can easily get your Vitamin D for the day.