The evidence is clear…regular exercise (of any kind) promotes health and longevity. So why not keep it as simple as possible?
And how much do you need?
Studies have shown that just 30 minutes a day can produce these physiological changes and benefits in the body.
Reduces risk of heart disease
Decreases overall pain levels
Increases your energy levels
Maintains a healthy metabolic system (important if you’re trying to lose weight)
Boosts your mood
Improves circulation to all aspects of your body
Improves joint integrity, health and posture
Helps reduce anxiety and depression
Increases lung function and ease of breathing
Allows you more access to the world’s best source of vitamin D (the sun!)
Reduces your risk of certain cancers
Improves quality of restorative sleep
Reduces your chance of developing type 2 diabetes
Improves blood pressure
Is an act of self care
Improves proprioception, coordination and balance
Sparks creativity and mindfulness
Improves muscular strength and bone mineral density
Helps boost your immune system
Improves your overall quality and enjoyment of life
Walking is definitely not as trendy or intense as running a marathon, joining a CrossFit gym or completing a Tough Mudder race but it’s truly incredible how something seemingly “small” can have a great impact on your overall health.
Need ideas on helping your children walk more? Click here.
Make it a great week,
Thank you to Believe Perform for the ideas behind this article.