Wellness Pathway #113: 10,000 Steps

In this week’s Provision  I spoke about the “10,000 Steps a Day” program. Take 10,000 steps a day (wear an inexpensive pedometer to keep track) and you will experience significant health benefits. Many people find this surprising, since walking is something most everyone does and it may not even seem like exercise at all. Nevertheless, walking (like breathing) is one of those natural activities that has far-reaching benefits. Indeed, Dr. Andrew Weil suggests that walking may be the only exercise you’ll ever need.

Here are a few fast facts from the February issue of Vegetarian Times magazine: even one hour of walking a week can cut your heart-disease risk (Journal of the American Medical Association). Walking leads to healthier, more flexible arteries according to Finnish researchers. And Boston researchers report that one hour of walking produces more heart benefits than 30 minutes of jogging. Apparently the extra time does a body good.

Coaching Inquiries: How much do you walk a day? How could you walk more? What are the best times of day for you to walk? Who could you walk with? What changes would you have to make for this to happen?

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May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.

Bob Tschannen-Moran

President, LifeTrek Coaching Internationalwww.LifeTrekCoaching.com
CEO & Co-Founder, Center for School Transformationwww.SchoolTransformation.com
2010-2011 President, International Association of Coachingwww.CertifiedCoach.org

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