We all know staying fit and healthy means being active. But, many of us feel like working out is such a chore! I'd rather do 10 loads of laundry and scrub 6 bathtubs, ha! There is a solution, start walking every day.
Yes, you heard right, walking has endless health benefits and I can't wait to share them with you today. Hold on to your seat, you are going to wish that you had started walking years ago!
Incredible Reasons to Start Walking
Walking will dissipate stress and anxiety. A study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine showed that university students who walked and did other easy to moderate exercise regularly had lower stress levels than couch potatoes or those who exercised strenuously.
Fresh air clears your mind. Walking rejuvenates you so you can make it through any day. It brings you closer to nature and puts a smile on your face. Walk your way to a stress-free and happier life.
Shed pounds. Walking uses major muscle power. You move, sweat and burn calories. Women who walk daily report the weight will start to fall off in no time. YES! No gimmicks. No shakes. No pills. The best and healthiest weight loss solution is walking!
Taking a walk helps to keep your brain healthy! It certainly does. It encourages new connection between brain cells, helps keep brain tissue healthy with age and helps improve your memory.
Walking lowers cholesterol, controls diabetes, lowers blood pressure and improves blood circulation. WOW! Now that's powerful stuff. It's truly amazing what 30-minutes of walking can add to your life.
Walking tones your butt, legs and abs. Every woman I know has these goals in mind. Share this post with friends and start a walking group today.
Remember form matters. Pump those arms when walking. This gives you more power and melts away those pesky little love handles. Change up your strides. Sometimes do long, other times do short. Keep your head up and abs tight. Take deep breaths in and exhale all the way out, consistently. Muscles need proper oxygen to grow strong.
Let Me Sum It All Up
Add fitness to your life. Start walking 30-minutes a day or break it up to two 15-minute power walks. That's all it takes. Work your way up to power walking (walking as fast as you can) to make an even bigger impact.
Combine walking and healthy eating to keep your body systems running top-notch. Think about it, less doctor visits, less medical costs, and a longer life! Start walking today to prevent and fight disease.
What's stopping you from adding 30-minutes of walking to your day?
I am Sabrina Tutt, Founder of Curly Girl Fitness. We would love to hear your comments on the blog and your best tips for self-care below.
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