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Monday Motivation: Walk More, Sleep Better

A study was conducted showing that a group of “non-exercisers” who began a 4-week exercise program of walking 10,000 steps/day responded with significantly increased sleep quality & duration. (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/walking/)

Walking doesn’t have to sound like a chore! Try new ways to motivate yourself to get out and exercise for the day: listen to a podcast or audio book, bring your pet with (I know my dog loves it), or bring a friend and just talk about your day. How does walking affect our healthspan? Walking greatly reduces stress, increases blood flow to our muscles, and may help reduce long term health risks. Our quality of life increases when we sleep better at night, so give walking a try!

Walking is the best medicine. –Hippocrates

Challenge yourself this week to walk 30 minutes per day and see the difference it can make!


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