Be Active, Behaviour Change

My Harvard 10,000 steps

I’ve just returned from a week in Boston.  Amazing trip.  I stayed with friends and took a course at Harvard Medical School, the Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine.  This is such an all-encompassing course  it makes you feel really up to date with the very latest in health research regarding weight management.  We were certainly made aware that weight management is a really new science, and for researchers there are more unknowns than knowns. In spite of the wealth of diet books  everywhere what works for you as an individual can be completely different to what works for the person at the next desk.  But whenever you make an attempt at trying to achieve anything with regard to healthy living,  remember this as progress in the right direction.  I, of course, am reminding myself of this as I am still working towards an average of 10,000 steps per day.  Interestingly although my course began at 8:00 am every day and did not finish till 5:30 pm, I managed to achieve my 10,000 steps daily.  I think when immersed with like-minded individuals a subtle pressure is exerted, which you rise to.

So the expectation attending a course such as this, is that the attendees, because we are all aware of the health risks associated with unhealthy lifestyles and being overweight is that we live the optimum healthy lifestyle.  So I did, last week anyway.   As I mentioned earlier, it’s all progress in the right direction.

Over the next few weeks my intention is to post some of my learnings from my course at Harvard, elucidating some of the very latest research.  And, as always, will be making practical suggestions regarding how to map and absorb these learnings into every day life.  Look forward to it.

My attempts at 10,000 steps… Progress in the right direction.