Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Joyce Shulman discuss the following:
- What are some of the earliest memories you associate with walking?
- How has walking changed your life?
- How can walking improve happiness?
- Why is walking good for connection and relationships?
- 99 Walks is more than a step tracker. Can you tell us more about it?
Tip: Exercise in general, and walking in particular, has incredible benefits for our mind, our mood and our bodies. Research shows that a regular walking practice can reduce our risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and several types of cancer. In fact, walking is so good for you that one study showed that a regular walking practice can add up to seven years to your life. (study by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress as reported in the Independent)
Joyce Shulman is Co-Founder and CEO of 99 Walks: a wellness and walking lifestyle brand, community and app on a mission to create community and get a million women walking. A self-confessed idea junkie, Joyce traded her law career as a commercial litigator for an entrepreneurial journey focused on what mattered to her most: family, community, and empowering women to get healthy, happy, and chase their dreams.
Throughout her personal and professional life, Joyce’s regular walking practice has been her key for managing stress, fueling creativity, and maintaining her health. After discovering that the research bears out all that she learned instinctively, Joyce and her husband and partner Eric Cohen founded 99 Walks to help women experience what recent studies have shown: that walking can improve decision-making and executive function, combat depression, increase creativity and literally add years to one’s life.
In addition to being the “Pack Leader” at 99 Walks, Joyce is an author, speaker, TEDx veteran, podcaster, and consultant for companies and women’s group, where she shares her expertise about the life-changing impact of a consistent, intentional walking practice.
Joyce received her Bachelors in Business Management from the University of Maryland and her JD, 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. She calls Sag Harbor, New York home where she lives with one husband, two teenagers, and a slightly unruly dog named Moose.