Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The 6 mile Business Meeting to Be Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise!

Emily and I set out our front doors in early Sunday Morning and walked to the next town!
6 miles in 2 hours!
Have you ever noticed that some of the best ideas come to you when you are walking and talking with someone? Well its scientifically proven that both talking with someone and walking will improve mental ability! 

"A study released last month by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh shows that walking a few miles per week can stave off the progress of Alzheimer's disease. According to the BBC, the study proves that "people who walk at least 5 miles a week have bigger brains, better memories and improved mental ability compared to those who are more sedentary." http://daol.aol.com/articles/walking-boosts-the-brain 
However the study goes on to report that walking 5 miles a week needs to be consistent for up to a year for results to be significant. So,  I will be setting up weekly walking business meetings. Who is ready to improve their mental abilities! 

But hold the phone, there is another great benefit to walking and talking out ideas. Learning collaboratively with another person is the most advanced stage of socio-cultural learning by Lev Vygotsky. Vygotsky is a socio-cultural learning theorist. He has been one of my favorite theorists since I was first introduced to his work back in 1998. Yes, I am that geeky to have favorite theorists, don't get me started. 

Vygotsky 's theory suggests that learning is dependent on interaction with other people. So when we talk and walk together we are fullfilling his learning theory as we strive to understand each other, provide constructive feedback, share and build ideas together. 

I always knew there was something to this walking thing. 
So let me know if you want to join this Mt.Goat for a walking business meeting to tease out ideas and make awesome life plans- that we will actually do!

As Always my Friend, 
Buen Camino!

Em and I had great conversations and have some great plans to follow through on!
Can't wait!

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