Walking! It’s simple! We were born to do it! Not riding, swimming, or rowing. One foot in front of the other. It’s easy, achievable and it gets you moving and increasing your activity levels which is key when trying to lose weight. It’s the perfect partner to reduced portions in my opinion.
If you’ve a negative association to exercise through an experience or you just feel you are not in the right shape to try exercise or it’s just down to confidence then walking is the best way to start your exercise journey. It’s low impact, great for the joints, not too strenuous where the body will ask for food in return for energy expenditure. The rate of improvement in your performance through distance, speed, or times is rapid which is extremely motivating.
Most people when they have built up to a frequency of at least 5 walks a week will then naturally progress into wanting to do some other exercise to supplement their walking. By then their fitness and confidence has improved well beyond what they thought was possible. Getting out into the fresh air is like medicine for the brain, you can do it on your own or with family. So many of our client’s comment on how walking with the family has brought them together through spending time and achieving which is the best feeling ever! It’s just one foot in front of the other! Get out there and get moving man!
10 Health Benefits of walking everyday
1. Easy to do.
2. It’s free!
3. It’s not high intensity so will not make you hungry.
4. The perfect partner to reduced portions.
5. Fresh air is like medicine, get out there and breathe.
6. It’s easily achievable.
7. Can be done anywhere, anytime.
8. Can be done on your own, with a partner or family.
9. Time the walk or go for distance.
10. Give it a try!
Walk Walk Walk…!!