Now, many people suffer from low mobility, even though only 15-20 minutes walk every day can cure all symptoms of the curse of modernity. Emotional recession, stagnation, lack of new ideas - a walk to help cure these troubles. But how to make yourself get out of the house, if not used to walk every day? Here are a few facts that will convince you to buy such a useful habit.
Walking - what could be easier? You just get out of the house and you go aimlessly. Nevertheless, for many it is a difficult test. Even going out for a walk, many people prefer to sit somewhere in the cafe near the house, sit there for two hours and then go home in a taxi. In general, everything is sad, but in the meantime a simple walk can give us so much ...
Cheerfulness and reboot
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh They argue that walks through the green zones, for example in the park in the city or in the woods, if you live on outskirts, relieve fatigue and unload the brain and stay in the sun removes the feeling of lethargy and increases productivity.
Think back to when you walked last. Is it possible to remain sluggish after a walk, of course, if you normally get enough sleep and not get sick? I, for example, after walking much easier to force yourself to deal with the necessary chores, be it sports, cleaning the house or something else.
As for discharge: being in a closed room, you will not be distracted by extraneous stimuli and completely immersed in their own problems. In the open air, especially in nature, you are surrounded by a variety of stimuli which do not allow you to dive into the depths of its problems.
From my own experience I can say that it works: when the whole loaded their problems get out of the house (of course, with the music player) and submit to wander around the city, there are great by themselves optimistic problem-solving, and have come home in a prime location spirit.
The concentration and willpower
As you know, our powers of concentration and willpower - it's not unlimited resources, and they are practically exhausted by the end of the working day.
If every time you have a desire to check the account in social networks or on the go any entertainment site, you'll replace it with fun 15-minute walk, the feeling will be quite different.
After the walk you will have more energy, thoughts will be clearer and will be easier to concentrate on work after a break.
More creative energy
Study Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks and Santana Kim of the University of Michigan has proven that walking increases the ability to think creatively.
In general, we conducted five studies in which 400 students participated. In one experiment compared the ability to solve problems in different environments: sitting in a confined space, walking along a predetermined path, and walking on the path of free without restrictions.
In the latter case, the students showed more flexibility and originality in solving problems that seemed to confirm a metaphor for the creative process, "think big, push the envelope." In this case - the overseas areas and the assigned route.
More Nietzsche in his book «Ecce Homo, how to become yourself," he wrote:
As little as possible to sit; not trust any thought that is not born in the air and in the free movement... a sedentary life - I have already said once - is the true sin.
And yet, take a walk on a notepad and pen. Suddenly you will attack the inspiration and need urgently to record fleeting ideas.
How to organize itself walks
It may seem that a walk in the mornings or evenings do not have time, but it's just an illusion. In the end, you need to find a total of 20 minutes.
Can "was done on" the proper time during the lunch break, for example to go to the cafe, which is located a little farther from your office than usual. In the morning you can walk far to public transport or long-distance the subway station.
During a morning walk, you can just let your thoughts float freely or to ask yourself before entering a purpose: to solve a problem, come up with a concept, outline a plan for the day Affairs. The same can be done during the evening promenade - just ask yourself a goal and let go of thoughts.
Time and diversity
You can choose any time for his walk. For example, some people prefer to walk closer to the night. Yes, they do not benefit from sunlight, but such trips can have a calming effect: a minimum of people and cars, the coolness of the night and calm.
Some people prefer to walk immediately after the operation - to warm up after a day of office table and refresh the mind.
In general, if you are very much not want to walk in your spare time, try to do it at a different time of day. Perhaps this is the case.
Now about the route. Of course, it is better to choose natural areas: walking in the woods or in the park, you remove stress and improve mood in general.
Even the effects of chronic stress easier eliminated under natural conditions: stabilize the pressure decreases muscle tension and reduces the amount of stress hormones.
But for people living far away from the parks and natural areas, there is one consolation - level of creative energy is independent of the route.
A study by Stanford University It showed that for the implementation of creative tasks far better to walk than to sit. The results are more than impressive: while walking, creative thinking is improved by 60%.
besides Creativity increases from the walk of the process, not in the contemplation of the beauties of nature. Maybe your stress will go down not as efficient as in the bosom of nature, but creativity in any case will be on the level.
So, reasons enough to walk. It remains to try and describe my impressions.