This summer has presented excellent opportunities to restore some equilibrium in my life. In my quest, I have discovered a couple of useful adjuncts to my daily walks. First is the Flip Belt. Ever since I dropped my IPOD three years ago in a parking lot and returned five minutes later to find it crushed, I have been walking with my cell-phone in hand. This unfortunately minimizes my intensity, arm-swing and occasional compulsion to run a few steps. Enter the Flip Belt. This pseudo corset has multiple pocket inserts to hold phones, keys, or even a passport. flipbelt.com/.
Now that my phone is safely stowed, I need the right tunes to motivate my trek. Although I have a few playlists, my new favorite walking past-time has been Balanced Bite podcasts, a 7 year podcast on a variety of health topics from author and nutritionist Diane Sanfelippo. balancedbites.com/podcasts/
Today I listened to a best of the best podcast, #373, which included selected segments about fasting (i.e. we may benefit from eating less), retraining neural pathways (i.e. separate yourself from anger and anxiety), as well as an excerpt related to hormonal balance (i.e. it's not all in your head). If you're like me and don't always have the company of a friend for a walk, I find these podcasts provide entertainment and valuable information. These 3 segments actually piqued my interest and I look forward to the full broadcasts on future walks.