While you are on that long weekend…


If you read my post on walking meetings, you will know that I loved this piece as well.  My best advice for making the most of your Labor Day weekend: read it, and then go for a walk.

An excerpt:

“walking…increases brain connectivity and cognitive performance and helps combat the effects of age… [and] higher brain connectivity leads to increased executive control, which we use for things like planning ahead. So it’s not just the ruminative, creative type of thinking that’s enhanced by walking — it’s the focused, get-things-done type, as well.” 

“Maybe the connection between our minds and our legs is that one of them is going to wander. Sit still and our minds want to ramble — get up and start walking and our minds can slow down and be focused.”

And Thoreau:

“But it sometimes happens that I cannot easily shake off the village. The thought of some work will run in my head and I am not where my body is — I am out of my senses…. What business have I in the woods, if I am thinking of something out of the woods?”