Have you heard? Walking is the in. Yes, something you learned around the age of one is now a form of physical activity that professionals are advocating for the most. Walking has so many surprising benefits, and we’re here to share just a few of those with you. It may seem astonishing, but walking has been categorized as, “the closest thing we have to a wonder drug,” by Dr. Thomas Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and by many other well-known specialists and researchers, which is backed by an article posted in the Harvard Health Publishing. Referenced from this same article as well as one posted by Healthline, read on to hear the benefits of walking.
Benefits of Walking
- Can help lower blood sugar
- Eases joint pain
- Boosts your energy levels
- Improves your mood
- Helps extend your lifespan
- A great way to clear the mind and tune into your creative thinking
Whether it be a 15 minute brisk morning walk, an hour long evening walk, or anything in between, adding walking to your daily routine is one simple way to work to improve the health and well-being of your mind and body.
If you have been out of the fitness game and are looking for a place to start, just walk. A daily 30-minute walk not only has all the benefits we mentioned, but is the domino effect to start an overall better lifestyle. When you feel good, you start making healthier choices.
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