Brain Rules – Why Sitting At A Desk Eight Hours A Day Is Bad For You
This morning I heard John Medina interviewed about his book “Brain Rules for Baby” where he discussed how to raise a smart and happy baby from zero to five. He also discussed his first book “Brain Rules“, a New York Times best seller, in which he reveals 12 ways our brains truly work.
Here’s what got my attention:
If workplaces had nap rooms, multitasking was frowned upon, and meetings were held during walks, we’d be vastly more productive.
His interview comments about exerice and performance – brain performance – got me to thinking about how much better I am at practicing real estate when I’m out walking my dog while talking to clients on the phone. You see, Rocky – my Lab Rodesian SPCA mix – and I walk about five miles a day. Not all at once, but a mile in the morning, then one late morning, another in the early afternoon and again at the end of the day. We’ve been pretty consistent in doing this for the past year. Despite the down market conditions, my production is as strong if not better than last year.
Watch John Media interviewed on KING5 (NBC) News:
I’m thinking it’s time for another walk!!! What do you think?
Market Statistics for September 2010 for Annapolis, Maryland 21403
At the end of September 2010 in Annapolis Maryland in 21403 there were 317 active listing. The average Sold Price was $453,320, up 23.17% from this period last year. The Median Sold Price was $333,750, up 19.62% from this time last year. The Total Units Sold was 30, up 3.45% from this time last year. The Average Days on Market was 148, down 2.63% from this time last year. The Average List Price for Sold was $511,385, down 11.32% from this time last year. And the ratio of Average Sales Price to Average List Prices was 88.08%.
Market Statistics for September 2010 for Annapolis, Maryland 21401
At the end of September 2010 in Annapolis Maryland in 21401 there were 443 active listing. The average Sold Price was $450,416, down 2.64% from this period last year. The Median Sold Price was $379,000, up 3.02% from this time last year. The Total Units Sold was 47, up 34.29% from this time last year. The Average Days on Market was 152, down 11.11% from this time last year. The Average List Price for Sold was $511,385, down 11.32% from this time last year. And the ratio of Average Sales Price to Average List Prices was 88.08%
South County is The Heart of Horse Country in Anne Arundel County Maryland
There may be more horses in Southern Anne Arundel County than people. This area is home to horse farms with names like “Holiday Stables” and “Homestead Hill”. There are signs hung at the end of driveways that are so set back from the road you can’t see the house announcing to anyone who passes by that horses known by names like ”Obligation” are stabled there. Southern Anne Arundel County is often referred to as “South County” by local area residents. Nestled throughout the tri-town area of Lothian, Harwood and Davidsonville you will find horse farms, old tobacco farms (no longer growing tobacco but now producing corn and soy), luxury estate homes on multi-acre lots, and the gentle rolling hills found along this part of the Chesapeake Bay.
A Saturday or Sunday afternoon drive is not complete this time of year without a stop at Dick and Jane’s Farm Marketwhere you’ll find flowers and produce. October brings a pumpkin field and a corn maze within which to wander. Children will squeal with delight while loosing their parents for a few minutes in the maze and would make Charlie Brown proud seeking out The Great Pumpkin.
Southern Maryland is steeped in history with well known personalities and locales. William Penn came to the home of Col. Thomas Tailler on “The Ridge” in December of 1682 for his first conference with Charles Lord Baltimore as to the location of the boundary line between Maryland and Pennsylvania.
There are several luxury estate homes with stables, barns or run-in sheds for your horses in the Lothian, Harwood or Davidsonville area of Southern Anne Arundel County. Once such example is the luxury estate home found at 10 Thorton Spring Lane. This classic Cape Cod with over 4,500 square feet of living space (not counting the unfinished basement) was constructed in 2006 on nearly 7 acres of riding and grazing land (backing to 200 acres of farm land) and features 5 bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms. Pamper your hourses in total luxury in the new 1,800 square foot stable with three stalls, a wash-down stall, stall warmers, and office with a half bath. For more details on this luxury estate home, click here!
Southern Anne Arundel County is located 25 minutes from City Dock at the heart of downtown Annapolis, about 45 minutes from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), and is quick 43 minutes from the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
If you do not yet have your own horse but are thinking about learning to ride or if you need a local Maryland Horse Stable for boarding, click here! And for more information on horseback riding in the greater Annapolis Maryland area, check out this article in What’s Up?.