Getting Sharp: Take a walk outside today
Nearly every day, especially in warmer weather, I take a walk outside. Usually during my lunch break, I leave my desk or bench behind and head to the woods. Not far from the magazine office is a wildlife refuge with a paved walking path and several well-maintained trails for hiking. So I drive the few short minutes it takes to get to the park and enjoy the fresh air. Reserving this time for myself pays dividends. These daily constitutionals have a whole host of physical health benefits. I get my heart rate up, increase my immune function, and strengthen my joints, to name a few. But they also do wonders for my mental health.