And to be honest, unless you are part of the three mile morning run or long walk around the neighborhood club, the answer is probably not. Moving our feet is a crucial component of our overall well-being. Each step you take brings you just a little closer to a healthier body and a healthier mind.
On Sunday, April 25th, Dan invites you to get on your feet for the day. It’s time to get moving and start placing some of those better habits back into your memory bank. Whether you are walking, jogging, running, skipping, or hiking; it doesn’t matter to us! As long as your feet are moving then you are doing it!
The benefits to being active and doing any type of cardiovascular activity is tremendous and has a direct impact on your state of mind. Dan wants to remind everyone that dealing with mental and physical health is more than just reliance on the professionals and medications (although helpful pending your situation), and really about adapting a fully balanced lifestyle that includes regular exercise. There’s no need to train in advance for this day of fun, just get up, grab a friend, and get moving.
Share your experience on Instagram or Facebook with the tag #theolsonproject to be a part of the conversation towards ending the stigma surrounding mental health. Plus you never know who you might inspire on the other end. And remember there is no athletic ability required, all that Dan asks is that you get on your feet!
Plus if you participate with us (please do!) you’ll likely be rewarded with some of these many benefits:
- Stronger joints and bones
- Less stress and feelings of anxiety or depression
- Better sleep
- Increased confidence
- Natural sunlight may help mitigate pain
- Increased endorphins = happiness!
- Energy boost
We look forward to “seeing” you out there on Sunday, April 25th!