Tuesday, September 10

When it comes to physical exercise we are always trying to vary intensities to get different stimuli. Sometimes we need to train long and slow and sometimes we want to go short and fast. Sometimes light, sometimes heavy, and sometimes in the middle.

We know that intensity is what forces our bodies to make positive changes in physical adaptation. But there are benefits to low intensity movement too that might not have much to do with the physical.

This article on the benefits of walking explains how it can make us smarter, healthier, and happier. We know that walking alone isn’t enough to really raise our physical fitness, but it can benefit our brains a ton.

“Putting one foot in front of the other loosens us up to make new connections that help spark new ideas. It dampens down the stress and anxiety that keep us from curiosity and learning. It can even change your personality for the better over time.”

So if you are struggling to be creative or you are just in a bad mood, try going for a walk. I’m sure you have heard this before, but there is real science to support it.

Read the article here for more info on why walking is so beneficial and how such a simple movement is really so complex.

Workout for Tuesday, September 10
Kipping Pull Up Practice

"Fran"
For Time
21-15-9
Thrusters (95/65)
Pull Ups

CrossFit 616