Science shows that placing one foot in front of the other leads to some seriously impressive mental and physical benefits. Add in walking through nature and you've hit the jackpot of all the below benefits, plus reducing ruminating over negative experiences, which then helps lower your risk of depression!
1) Increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness - Strengthen the heart - reduced risk of heart disease and stroke.
2) Improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes - Can help lower your blood sugar.
3) stronger bones and improved balance.
4) Burn calories. Walking can help you burn calories. 4) Eases joint pain. 5) Boosts immune function. 6) Boost your energy. 7) Improve your mood. 8) Extend your life. 9) Muscle tone in your lower body
Are you ready for an increase in joviality, vigor, attentiveness and self-confidence - start with 10 minutes and see how you feel!
Physical activity, such as walking is important for weight control too because it helps you burn calories. If you add just 30 minutes of brisk walking to your daily routine, you could burn about 150 more calories a day. Of course, the more you walk and the quicker your pace, the more calories you'll end up burning.
To stay well, walk for 30 to 45 minutes nearly every day. Do it all at once or in chunks as short as five to 10 minutes. Aim for a brisk pace of three to four miles an hour, but remember that you'll get plenty of benefit from strolling at a slower pace as long as you stick with it.
Walking might not be the most strenuous form of exercise, but it is an effective way to get in shape and burn fat. While you can't spot-reduce fat, walking can help reduce overall fat (including belly fat).
Need some fresh new ideas for a project or an event you're planning?
Walking opens up the free flow of ideas, and it is a simple and robust solution to the goals of increasing creativity and increasing physical activity, ready for those ideas to start flowing? Try going for a brisk walk and see what comes to mind!
Prefer to walk on the treadmill? No problem!
You can get just as good of a workout walking on a treadmill as you can running on one. It's all about how you adjust the settings, "By adding some variables into the mix you can turn a simple walk into a fun, fast interval session, burning a high level of calories, and in turn, crushing your fat cells;” raising and lowering that heart rate is the key to burning that fat and get the most bang out of your workout. Try some hill work then lower down to just a fast paced flat walk, going back and forth between the two and see how you feel afterwards...you'll feel like a straight bad butt that kicked that workout's tail!
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