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Essential Nourishment: Activity


Exercise is and emotionally charged word. It evokes everything from fear, to anxiety, dread, even guilt and shame. Sometimes it’s just too difficult to schedule in our busy weeks. To achieve balance and health, all we really need is MOVEMENT. The activity component of essential nourishment can be taken care of by a simple walk. We are all aware of the 10,000 steps per day recommendation for walking or running fitness. Our phones and fitbits remind us every day! And, one positive lesson from quarantine life during the pandemic is discovering the joy of the relaxed walk around the neighborhood. Do the simple math: 1 mile at an average pace of 4 mph utilizes about 2500 steps. At that rate, 10,000 steps takes exactly one hour! Do it all at once, or break it into two, three or four smaller, equal segments. It could be the single most important thing we can do to maintain good health and win our lives back. That’s why I call it the WON HOUR WALK. Do it every day - your heart, lungs, muscles, bones, joints and soul will thank you.

Dr. John Monaco

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