You Need A Walk
Written by: Brandi Monasco
With the cheerful birds circling above and the cool breeze blowing against your face, the trees stand invitingly with blossoms as the fresh whiff of the serene world enters your body to calm your senses…
Those of us who make it a habit to include this part of the world into their life will surely relate with how satisfactory a half an hour walk can be. Many doctors suggest that you implement this routine into your day, giving many reasons which will not only help your health, but will also do a world of good for your emotional being as well.
One of the benefits of walking is digestion. Frequent walking helps you digest your food quickly to prevent unhealthy bloated and full sensations. Regular walking also helps tone your muscles and most importantly, increases your energy expenditure to help reduce weight on your weight loss journey. It can also serve to aid you in maintaining a constant weight and we all know how very tough that can be.
The physical benefits of walking are incessant. Walking regularly for only two weeks can help decrease your blood pressure and also help your body burn fats, which can lower your blood cholesterol level – two factors that work together to diminish the risk of heart diseases in a big way.
Along with this, walking improves blood circulation to the lungs and this helps you oxygenate your blood better to make you feel more alive, healthy and alert. We don’t need to mention how fresh air is helpful now, do we? Of course, a bout of fresh air can help rejuvenate your skin, lungs, blood, mind and senses.
Outdoor walks are also amazingly beneficial for your emotional health as well. A stroll outdoors among nature or with friends distracts you from the problems at home and can help put you in a better mood. For some, a walk becomes the way they solve problems, running the situation over in their minds to come up with a solution to the presenting difficulty. Creativity is boosted by these walks; you may never know when the next brain wave strikes, but these walks surely increase your chance of having one. Besides this, walking gives you personal time to escape from the daily struggles and into a state of emotional peace, a feeling that we all crave.
Making a walk a part of your routine isn’t as hard as it may seem. However, this doesn’t mean that you can be lazy about it. Take some time away from your daily struggles to give time to yourself. Set specific hours. Invite your friends over, as a sense of commitment can make you get up even if your inner self won’t.
Another idea is to keep track of your health statistics by setting up weight charts and energy expenditure graphs. Yes, keeping it regular can be hard, but it’s time you make a pledge to yourself for your own sake. It’s time you do something for you.
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Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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