These 3 Powerful Benefits of Walking Will Surprise You

These 3 Powerful Benefits of Walking Will Surprise You

Walking is a wonderful way to get in shape. It’s easy to get started. There are few risks of injury and it’s great for your health. In fact, it’s so great for your health that you might be surprised. After all, exercise is supposed to be difficult, right? Walking isn’t difficult and it is good for your health.
Let’s take a look at three powerful benefits of walking.

Mood Builder

Walking is good for your mental and emotional well being. When you walk your body releases endorphins. These endorphins are “feel good” hormones. They help you stay positive and stress free. In fact, walking for thirty minutes each day can help prevent depression.

If you walk outside it’s even better! When you walk outside you’re also getting mood boosting, depression fighting, and stress busting Vitamin D.

Fat Buster

Walking burns calories. When you burn more than you consume you lose weight. Additionally, simply walking for thirty minutes each day will help boost your metabolism. Studies have shown that people who are more active, walking 10,000 steps each day, lose weight more quickly. They also keep the weight off.

Energy Booster

Walking on a daily basis also helps boost your energy. More energy means that you’ll be able to get more done during your day. You’ll feel better throughout your day and you’ll have the motivation and energy to reach your goals.

Walking also helps fight heart disease and helps you sleep better at night. There really is no downside to walking. Ready to get started? Here’s how:

#1 Grab a pedometer. Don’t skimp on your pedometer. A good one will last several years and stay calibrated.

#2 Track the data. Spend a week tracking how many steps you normally take each day. Also take a look at your day. When can you fit in extra walking time? You don’t have to fit it in all at once. You might take three ten minute walks each day. Also explore ways you can add steps to your day.

For example, when you go grocery shopping parking at the back of the lot can add 500 or more steps to your day.

#3 Create a walking routine. For the first few weeks it may take some effort to add walking into your day. However, once you’ve established a routine you’ll start looking forward to your daily walks. It can be a great time for meditation, releasing stress and of course getting healthy.

Walking is an easy way to start improving your health. Walk by yourself or with friends. Walk around your neighborhood, on a local trail or on a treadmill. Get those legs moving and reap the benefits.

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