Nursing

Walk, don’t run, for wellness

Nurse Leader Insider, May 28, 2015

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By Carol Ebert, RN, BSN, MA, CHES, CWP

I'd been struggling to find resources for a project and I was coming up empty. As my frustration grew, I finally said to myself: "Step away from the computer and go take a walk." How many times have I advised others to do this as a stress management strategy and I wasn't taking my own advice? So I did.

As I strolled along on a beautiful day with blue sky and puffy white clouds, my head started to clear and I could feel the creativity flowing.

So here is the "power of a WALK" and what it can do for you.

W - Walk off all the stress in your body. Keep walking until your pace starts to slow down into a rhythm, you stop thinking about everything you were doing that was getting to you before you started walking, your mind starts to open up to creative thoughts, and you start noticing your surroundings. Now you are starting to let in what will rejuvenate you.

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