Published February 12, 2018 at 1:27 pm
Why is walking so good for you?
Well, for those of you who follow my Facebook page you will see that I have recently been challenging myself to going up the Wrekin at least twice a week! This is due to a more serious challenge I have set myself for later in the year. This brings me onto why walking IS VERY GOOD FOR YOU!!!
Check out the reasons below before you discount it!
- It’s a great problem solver. Walking allows your mind to solve its own problems as it concentrates on the conscious (not letting you fall over or bump into anything) activity. This allows for our unconscious mind to sort out our problems and to straighten out any hurdles that might be in the way. It’s your own internal life coach!
- It allows you to be mindful. As you are walking you take in the sights around you, this is often nature or scenery of an attractive nature. However, even if you are not in the most picturesque environment it still allows you to truly ‘pick apart’ what you are seeing in front of you and to question it. Very good for developing our reflective brain.
- The exercise is good for you as it allows you to burn calories, builds your muscle tone and can be energetic, allowing endorphins (feel good hormones) to kick in.
- It’s de stressor full stop. Yes, it really does work! If you are stressed at the office and only get a five-minute break. Make it count and walk outside for the five minutes you have. Believe me it will make all the difference.
So, given the above information I can guarantee that some of you will be saying “I haven’t the time”. Even if it’s only a five-minute walk it’s better than nothing. Yes, it really is! You could always get up five minutes earlier. Or, park further away from your office so that you have to walk to your car. Maybe you could do a twenty minute walk during your lunch break? Every bit helps, and all counts towards fitness levels as well as allowing you de stressing time.
It really doesn’t have to be a five-mile hike, little and often is just as good and will get you into a walking mode. In turn, you’ll feel like doing more and more and before you know it you will need your daily fix.
Make your spring or better still…..NOW a time of change and put a spring in your step!