Walking regularly is an awesome cardio exercise you can do every single day. It doesn’t only help your health, it also makes you feel happier and with more energy. I have found it to be an easy workout habit that really does provide many benefits.
Here are some of the benefits of walking:
1. Walking helps your health.
Taking walks can strengthen your heart and lower the risk of getting ill. It also helps lower your blood pressure, prevent osteoarthritis, and reduce cancer risk. Walking every day for 30 to 45 minutes can help in preventing heart diseases.
2. Walking helps you lose weight or maintain your desired weight.
Making brisk walks a regular habit in your life can help you achieve your desired weight faster. Of course, you should always accompany it with healthy eating, but taking walks will surely help you burn calories and tone your legs!
3. Walking gives you more energy.
Frequent walking can really help you be more alert and energized, as it stimulates the circulation of blood in your body.
4. Walking makes you happier.
I have actually proved this to be very true. When you’re feeling down or even angry, taking a walk can help you clear your mind, get in touch with nature, and pull yourself together so you can continue facing each day with renewed strength. Take in the scenery, listen to the birds singing, breathe the fresh air… It’s a really good therapy.
5. Walking gives you time to think.
Going out for a walk reduces stress and makes you calm, giving you a chance to think, pray, meditate, or talk with your partner. Walking in the morning is a good moment to establish your focus and priorities for your day and get organized mentally, which will also make you more productive.
Some tips about walking regularly:
♥ Carry water with you for longer distances.
♥ Vary your walking route to keep it interesting and fun.
♥ Listening to music while walking can help you keep a good pace and stay motivated.
♥ Choose a “steps walked” or “calories burned” goal to challenge yourself.
♥ Remember to breathe!
Let’s go ahead and start our walking habit this week and continue improving our lives day by day! Anything that has the ability to make us happier and healthier is worth the try, isn’t it?