The Power of Walking

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Sometimes all you really need to fix your problems is a nice, pleasant walk.

Do you ever find your mind wrestling over something and all it does is stress you out, but then you decide to go for a short 15-20 minute walk at a park, beach, or just around town, and you come back feeling infinitely better?

That’s the power of walking, and a lot of new research shows that walking can have numerous benefits on both our physical and mental health.

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In a new study, individuals who were told that they were going for a “scenic walk” rather than an “exercise walk” were less likely to perceive the activity as physical exercise, and also less likely to snack afterwards - because they didn’t feel they needed to “reward” themselves for their physical activity.

In a new study, individuals who were told that they were going for a “scenic walk” rather than an “exercise walk” were less likely to perceive the activity as physical exercise, and also less likely to snack afterwards - because they didn’t feel they needed to “reward” themselves for their physical activity.




"Health" is definitely one of my weakest areas of self-improvement. However, one positive thing I’ve been doing lately is switching my normal breakfast with a fruit shake. It’s a mix of strawberries, blueberries, banana, orange juice, crushed ice, as well as a scoop of yogurt and nutella. It’s really, really tasty.

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3 Smart Rules to Follow When Changing Habits

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Do you have any habits you’re trying to change? Here are 3 smart rules to follow when changing habits of any type.

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How We Use Music to Manage Our Emotions

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Check out these 7 different ways we use music to change our minds.

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The “What the Hell” Effect: Don’t Let a Couple Mistakes Distract You From Progress

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It’s very easy to get frustrated on the path of self improvement – almost too easy. We try to make a positive change, we slip up and make a mistake, and we quickly think “screw it” and give up.

Take for example, someone who is trying to quit smoking. They try to quit cold turkey – they successfully go a few days without a cigarette – then they cave in and smoke one while out socializing one night.

We often look back at an experience like this and consider it a failure. When we cave in to a bad habit even once, we begin to think “what the hell” and just give up entirely.

Psychologists are starting to call this the “what the hell” effect.


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