Well-Being This Week: Learn about the benefits of 10-minute walks

Thursday, June 24, 2021
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Each week, eJournal highlights a wellness resource to bring attention to the helpful organizations, articles and websites that are available for members or anyone who may need assistance.

This summer, whether you’re actively participating in the MBA’s Step into Summer Wellness Challenge or just interested in ideas to improve your wellness, you can benefit from the helpful weekly tips we're sharing about walking. 

Walking is a low-impact form of exercise and is a great way to build endurance and stamina, increase mobility and recover from other strenuous exercise. This week, learn about the benefits of 10-minute walks. While we challenge ourselves to walk 30 minutes each day for the next 30 days, consider breaking those minutes into 10-minute intervals, which may align better with your daily schedule. A walk first thing in the morning, after lunch, and at the end of the workday can boost metabolism, help restore our brains, and even increase insulin-sensitivity. Watch and read more about the value of 10-minute walks and the health benefits from daily walking:

To track your daily walking, here is a printable and fillable chart. Checking in on how you felt before/during/after your walk is a great way to reinforce the benefits of your walking program. Don’t forget to post your daily progress on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter using the hashtag #MBAStepIntoSummer. Each post will enter you into a raffle for additional chances to win prizes. Show your fellow members how you are prioritizing your wellness by walking each day! 

Find additional wellness resources on the MBA's Health & Well-Being page, which was launched in April 2020 to support member wellness during COVID-19. It features helpful resources for coping with stress, anxiety, panic, substance use disorder and more during the pandemic, with links provided by the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Program, as well as the MBA’s own Lawyer Well-Being Committee.