The Benefits of Walking
Walking is a simple, inexpensive, and easy activity offering many health and general well-being benefits. Despite
this, finding time to walk on a busy day can be challenging. Everyday Walking is important in many ways. Whether it’s our family, work, studies or other commitments vying for our attention, sometimes we need to be creative in incorporating walking into our daily life.
Here are some ideas on how you can incorporate walking into your daily life:
Ideas on how to Incorporate Walking into Your Daily Life.
Morning: Starting your day off with a walk is a great way to get your exercise done and dusted early. You might have to go to bed a bit earlier to squeeze in your 20-30 minute walk, but you will gain the energy you need to kick-start your day and feel accomplished.
In transit: Live within walking distance to the station or never any parking around work? Park a little further away from your destination and enjoy a brisk stroll. You can split your walk up between going from and coming home if you can’t do it all in one hit.
Lunch time: Everyone deserves a break, so commit to not working through lunch or sitting down the whole time and going for a midday walk. It’s a great way to clear your head, refresh yourself for the rest of the day, and get fresh air. Grab a colleague and head out together to keep each other motivated.
Meetings: Is your day filled up with meetings and calls? If in person, why not suggest a walking meeting? If you have a call, why not put your headphones in and make a phone call while walking? Being outdoors can generate fresh ideas by stepping outside your regular environment to help spark creativity and open conversations.
Afternoon/night: Sometimes, it can take a little while to decompress after work. An afternoon walk can help you relax into the evening. Use a walk to catch up with family and friends, all while feeling the benefits of walking and exercise.
Socialising: While we often catch up with friends and family over a meal or drink, why not over a walk? Walking is an excellent activity for socialising, and you can even reward yourself afterwards by walking to a desired destination, such as a shop or cafe.
Walking is a great way to get active and improve your mental and physical well-being and a simple way to look after your spinal health. Walking just 20-30 minutes a day can help you to maintain and improve your health.
If you need more help to get out and move, use the Just Start Walking App. It allows you to set reminders about going for daily walks, tracks and maps your walks, connects to Spotify, and so much more. It also allows you to save your walks to track your progress. Use the app on your next walk by downloading it for free from the App Store or Google Play.
Our Madison chiropractors can also advise and assist in improving your spinal health and overall well-being during this time.