Some people like to exercise more than others, but there are a lot of people who don’t get enough weekly exercise. The amount of recommended daily exercise for optimal health is 30 minutes, which is very easy to do. While there are yoga or Pilates classes, gyms, and crossfit workouts, you don’t have to be that intense. Instead, try taking a walk!
The American Heart Association sponsors National Walking Day to remind people of the important of exercise. We feel that every day should remind you of the importance of exercise. If you are really opposed to taking a walk around the neighborhood or feel that walking outdoors gets in the way of your Netflix time, get a treadmill for your house. You can also get a tiny stair-climber that takes up the same amount of space as a shoebox.
It can be hard for a healthy habit to take hold, especially when you make them unrealistic. Walking is a very easy activity that is more effective than you think at propelling you towards a healthier lifestyle. Vowing to go to the gym three or four times a week may be more unrealistic than you think. You can walk anywhere, so start walking today!
There are very easy ways to start walking more every single day and we have them detailed below.
Take Your Next Phone Call On Foot:
We all know that pacing can be involved when you are on the phone, which is exactly why you should take your call to go. Whether you are talking to an old friend, a colleague, or a family member, walk around your area while you are chatting away.
Get Off A Stop Early:
If you take public transportation to wherever you are headed, try getting off a stop early and walk the rest of the way. You may not want to do this, but trust us when we say that this is good for your health. If you drive, park farther away so you have a longer “foot commute” to wherever you are headed.
Schedule A Walking Meeting:
This will depend on the person you are meeting with, but have your meeting while walking if you both are up for it. This will allow you to get out of the office and enjoy a little vitamin D, now that warmer days are here.
Find A New Trail:
This is for the semi-regular walkers or joggers out there. Try varying up your walking route and exploring a new path. You can visit a new park or even choose to go on a short hike. Where you go is up to you!