EP 158 - Calling All Martyr Moms: The Power of Walking

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Regular walks with friends can help women reduce loneliness and the risk of heart disease.
Air Date: 12/24/19
Duration: 23:17
Host: Dr. Taz
Guest Bio: Joyce Shulman, Founder and CEO of Macaroni Kid and 99 Walks
Screen Shot 2019-12-20 at 12.14.08 AMJoyce Shulman, founder and CEO of Macaroni Kid and 99 Walks, reaches millions of moms each month with hyper-local and national e-newsletters and websites, social media content, video and her Weekly Walk podcast. Having created a one-of-a-kind digital platform, she connects families to the wonders of their own communities and inspires women to chase their dreams and crush their goals.

Her most recent endeavor, 99 Walks, is on a mission to combat loneliness and improve fitness through the simple act of encouraging moms to walk together. Her mission? Nothing short of getting a million moms moving. 

Throughout her two decades as an entrepreneur, Joyce has guided SAHMs, school teachers and even MBA’s to success. Joyce shares how moms need to “take care of mama bear” and avoid the “martyr mom syndrome”. Her experience in business and leading mompreneurs makes her a coveted speaker at leading mom conferences where she speaks about beating burnout, fueling creativity, goal crushing and more.

Joyce received her Bachelors in Business Management from the University of Maryland and her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from St. John's University School of Law. After law school, she spent more than a dozen years as a New York City lawyer where her practice focused on complex commercial litigation. A self-confessed idea junkie, in 1998, Joyce abandoned law firm life to liberate her entrepreneurial spirit and focus on the things that are most important to her: family, community and empowering women to chase their dreams.
  • Book Title: Walk your Way to Better
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/groups/99walks/
EP 158 - Calling All Martyr Moms: The Power of Walking
We’re experiencing a loneliness crisis in our country.

A recent study showed that 73% of women admit to feeling lonely. We’re simultaneously facing a fitness and wellness crisis. Despite the fact that we have more access to information about how to stay healthy than ever before, we’re having trouble turning that knowledge into action. 

The solution to both of these issues might be simpler than you think — establishing a regular walking practice with other women. Studies have shown that women who walk regularly with friends are 2.5 times less likely to often feel lonely.

A regular walking practice also reduces your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, dementia, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and several types of cancer. 

Listen as 99 Walks founder Joyce Shulman joins Dr. Taz to discuss regular communal walking.