Lake Burien PT April 2019

Walk to Work Day A START TO A MORE ACTIVE LIFE

Observing the Holiday

Everyone knows that walking is healthy for us, but not very many

To celebrate Walk to Work Day, simply slip on your walking shoes, grab a portable breakfast, and head out the door! Be sure to bring an extra outfit and shoes with you as walking in high heels, dress shoes, and/or dress attire can be uncomfortable. For people who don’t have the time, try taking a short walk around the workplace during breaks or lunch. Getting in a 15-minute walk during the day will help you feel more refreshed and ready to get back into the grind. You can also invite other coworkers or friends to walk with you. Other Modes of Transportation Although Walk to Work Day encourages people to walk, there are other ways to get to work without having to drive. Biking is an excellent means of transportation and can be helpful for people who might have a longer commute. If you don’t own a bike but are still in need of a quick transport between two locations, you can hop on an electric scooter. These scooters have appeared across America over the past year or so and have proven handy for individuals needing to get from point A to point B quickly. Walk to Work Day offers a perfect chance to change up your routine for a more active lifestyle. Let this holiday be the first step in many that will come!

people have the chance to stretch their legs. With a busy schedule, you

might not have the luxury to get up earlier and get a quick brisk walk in. But that doesn’t mean routines can’t be changed.

a t i o n g t h e P We can often find ourselves overwhelmed by the daily activities that surround our lives. It can be hard to find the time for a peaceful moment, and even then, your mind can be filled by the stresses of the day and worries for tomorrow. Meditation is one of the best ways to relax the mind, calm your body, and let those negative emotions go. Sitting down for a few minutes every day to clear your mind helps reduce anxiety and improves overall health. Here are a few ways that can help introduce you to meditation and encourage you to meditate more often. Phone Apps Headspace is an easy meditation app to navigate and use, and it has dedicated sessions for beginners and veterans alike. Other useful apps include Evenflow, PausAble, Calm, and Buddhify. Each comes with its own methods of relaxation, including a variety of music, activities, and guides. Podcasts There are multiple podcasts featuring meditation guides and music. A few of these meditation podcasts include “Meditation Minis,” “Meditation Oasis,” and “Daily Meditation Podcast.” Simply put in your headphones, find a spot to relax, and allow yourself to be swept up in the soothing Walk to Work Day is an unofficial holiday that encourages people to walk more in their daily lives. Finding the time to walk for 30 minutes a day can help you lose weight, reduce the chance of heart disease and diabetes, and improve emotional and mental health. A Little History Walk to Work Day takes place on the first Friday of April every year and has been celebrated since 2004. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services promoted the holiday with enthusiasm as a way to counter the alarming rise in obesity and health issues throughout the country. Since its debut, Walk to Work Day has been picked up by people, businesses, and organizations across the world to inspire people everywhere to exercise more.

voices. Many of the listed podcasts include different meditation techniques and tips

that you can use to learn and improve your own methods. YouTube

Along with phone apps and podcasts, you can also find great videos and channels on YouTube that feature meditation. Individuals who are looking for anything from meditative music to guides can find a plethora of videos to use or watch. Explore channels such as Meditative Mind for perfect meditative music or YouTuber Michael Sealey, who guides you through his calming and uplifting videos. If you’re looking for more of a face-to-face experience, you can search for local meditative classes. You’ll be able to learn from experienced teachers and like-minded individuals as you dive into the world of meditation.

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