Walking does your health good.
Are you getting 150 minutes of walking a week? No?
If you are like most Americans, you are probably only getting about half that. With the popularity of personal fitness trackers on the rise, it’s time you started to take notice of your strides.
Walking is considered the easiest way to use exercise to get healthy.
- No special equipment
- No special surface, court or area needed
- No set hours of availability
Walking can be done anywhere and at any time. All you need are comfortable shoes.
Health Benefits of Walking
What can walking do for you – get ready this is a pretty big list:
- Maintain weight
- Lose weight/belly fat
- Strengthen bones and muscles
- Improve balance and coordination
- Raises your immunity
- Fight allergies
- Reduce risk of varicose veins
- Improves digestion
- Improves quality of sleep
- Improves circulation – reduces risk of heart related disease
- Slows mental decline/alzheimers
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Lessens arthritic pain
- Improves memory
- Improve mood
- Generate creative ideas
- Raises your energy level
- Live longer and better
All this for FREE
If you have a dog, get happy right now. Dog owners have been shown to get their 150 weekly walking minutes! If you don’t have a dog, that list above might give you the incentive you need to go and adopt one!
All kidding aside, get out and walk more.
- Set an alarm and walk every hour at work.
- Walk around the block after dinner.
- Park as far away from the door as you can.
- Take the long route to the bathroom.
- Walk on your lunch hour to clear your mind and get fresh air.
Put your mind to it and I am confident you can come up with ways to get your 150 minutes in.
If you are really want to get all of the above health benefits of walking, check out how to do a walking challenge.
- Learn how to keep walking from becoming boring.
- Learn to to design your own challenge.
- Learn how to get others involved.