15,000 Steps a Day

A recent piece in the New York Times discussed the improved health metrics of Scottish mail carriers that walk 15,000 steps a day. This seems like a no-brainer that walking about seven miles a day will improve your health. However, the take away message is not that you should take a two hour walk each evening. The goal is to live an active life; one which does not compartmentalize physical activity. Get up and move. Often. Constantly. Go out and walk at the beginning and end of the day. If you have a desk job, take a 5 minute walk break each hour. Take the stairs. You will be more productive, have less back pain and inspire others around you. Walk, run, play, laugh and love. Happy Monday!