It is good for us to be mindful about our health.
A recent study suggests that lunchtime strolls can noticeably and immediately ‘buoy’ people’s moods and ability to handle stress.
Participants in the study were asked to partake in a 10-week walking program that entailed walking 30 minutes three days a week during lunchhour.
They also answered questions on an app on stress, tension, enthusiasm, their workload, motivation, physical fatigue and other questions related to work and life.
The results of this experimental group were compared with a control group where the participants did not walk.
After 10 weeks, the experimental group stopped walking and the control group started walking.
- Those who walked during lunchhour felt more enthusiastic and relaxed and less stressed.
- They were more readily able to handle the afternoon’s work
- The participants were also found to have an increase in their level of fitness and other measures of health
- Those who walked were typically calmer and more productive.