This past week, I was watching some "TED Talks" and decided to browse their subjects. I stumbled upon a recent video talking about evidence that exercise in sufficient quantity can actually grow cells in the Hippocampus, which could help eventually stave off certain incurable neurodegenerative diseases.
As I have always said to my clients, going out and walking is one of the best things you can do. So this morning with this in mind, I set off for the hillside with my dog alongside. We ended up walking up this small mountainside. I used the time to contemplate life, imagine things I'd like to see in my future, enjoy the scenery and wildlife and work on certain Pilates concepts that I need to do to get myself in better alignment (yes, you read correctly.)
I am so glad that I went, and I need to make this a priority because I have been so dismayed and almost immobilized in my home due to the construction on the Place du Terreau, the lack of trees, the horrible smell of fresh asphalt and the barren feeling that has temporarily replaced the once lively square. This walk revived my senses and built my brain!