There is a strong connection between increased physical activity with improved mental health. Walking is a great way to achieve your physical activity goals throughout the day. Although walking is a form of physical activity that most everyone of all ages can complete, there is limited research on its relationship with mental health. However the research that is out there is very promising. Depression and walking have ample amounts of research and it appears that walking has a large effect size on depression. Roberson et al concluded from 8 Randomized control trials that walking was an effective intervention for clinical depression. There is also limited research but promising results for walking being used to improve Psychological stress, Psychological well-being, Subjective well being.
As I reflect upon my marathon training over the last 4 month, I began to notice some interesting trends. Throughout the 4 months I suffered some mild setbacks(knee pains, decrease performance, trigger points etc) that hindered my training. However, when I went back and compared when these setbacks occurred, almost every single one coincided withContinue reading “The Physical Risk of Academic Finals:Modifying Load”