Your secret weapon for the holidays is your breath. Long associated with yoga mats and mystics, the science is in – and proves that the simple practice of intentional breathing can boost your energy, level out those emotional roller-coaster rides, and significantly strengthen your ability to fight off those pesky winter bugs.
Like living? Take a 20-minute walk. When you add up the benefits – more creativity and energy, better body and brain health, lower stress, and oh yeah, less dying – walking is truly the health equivalent of compound interest!
This is the first anniversary of my stand-up desk. I wouldn’t even think of going back. I feel better; I feel more productive and creative, and research now shows it slows down the aging process!
When it comes to self-improvement and performance improvement, this is an easy one; a no-brainer. No program to follow, no new equipment to buy, no new techniques to learn. Aside from sleeping, eating, and breathing, there is no other activity that can benefit your mind and body more than taking a short walk.
I’ve been thinking about it for a while, but I finally took the plunge and created a standing desk workspace for myself. I’m just wrapping up the first month and the differences are pretty dramatic. There is no going back.