019 | Walk for Exercise With a LLama

Photo of Episode 19 Walk for Exercise With a Llama

You’ll hear the sounds of nature in this episode of Heartsong Fit. I recorded it out in the woods as I was taking a morning walk for exercise. I have my llama, Heartsong, with me. You’ll hear the cicadas singing in the background as we navigate around tree branches, unsuccessfully duck under spider webs and frustrate my horse, Madison, who wanted to go with us on the trail.

If you like to walk for exercise, you’ll hear about reasons for getting off the treadmill and taking your exercise outdoors! It’s very good for our brains!

Take a Walk for Exercise or Stress Relief

You might like to do yoga, cross fit, running, cardio and other forms of exercise, but consider adding some walking in your day to break things up. If you walk alongside a body of water, you reap even greater benefit!

Below you’ll find links to the article I mentioned about the benefits that come when you exercise outdoors. You’ll also see links to our music which I have in the background in the podcast. If you’d like to make a donation to help offset the costs of producing the show, you can use the link to my Patreon account. Check out rewards you can receive for the various levels of donation!

Blog post about beneficial changes in your brain while walking outdoors –  http://www.wimp.com/what-hiking-does-to-the-brain-is-pretty-amazing/

Music used in the background of Heartsong Fit –
Llama Dance from the Wabash Gypsies album

Reference was made to these episodes of Heartsong Fit –

Episode 04 is a walk with my llama, Heartsong, during the fall of the year.

Episode 12 is a horseback ride on my horse, Madison, also during the fall. I chat about the keynote speaker, John Medina, who is author of Brain Rules. He spoke at the International Online Learning Conference (OLC) I had recently attended.

Donations to support the podcast

Thank you for listening to the show and thank you in advance if you decide to become a monthly supporter of Heartsong Fit by making a donation in any amount through my Patreon account. – http://www.patreon.com/vickiemaris

Cheers!

 

Photo of Vickie Maris at Klipsch Music Center on VIP stageVickie Maris is podcast host of Heartsong Fit. She is a lifelong learner, a musician (she sings, and plays guitar and accordion in a band with her husband, Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday), and fired up about incorporating uses of social media (podcasting, blogs, Twitter and more) into online teaching and course design. She holds a graduate degree in curriculum and instruction design with an emphasis in instructional technology. Vickie encourages people in their business and life improvement projects from uses of social media in the marketing mix to improving fitness and health for a strong, healthy and productive life as an entrepreneur or employee. Vickie and Scott live on a hobby-size farm with a Connemara horse, several llamas and a few show rabbits.