|Blog Article|||||By Simplyhealth||14 July 2021|
When it comes to keeping active , there are lots of activities that may spring to mind. Walking is one of many great ways to help you do so.
Here are 9 reasons to step out and enjoy a walk today:
All you need to help you get started is some motivation and a comfortable pair of walking shoes.
No need to worry about time slots, simply step out the door and you’re ready to go.
You can enjoy walking alone to spend time with your thoughts; with friends and family members as a social activity, or a stroll to exercise your dog (if you have one).
Walking can provide an opportunity to explore new places.
From a stroll around the block, to a full a day out exploring, walks can be adapted to whatever suits you.
Whilst helping you keep active, walking can be a great way to help you get from A to B.
Walking can provide you with an opportunity to briefly step away from the stresses of everyday life, connect with the great outdoors and notice different things around you.
Walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier1.
A short burst of 10 minutes’ brisk walking increases our mental alertness, energy and positive mood2.
Note: It’s advisable to consult your GP before commencing any new or more strenuous exercise.
2. Mental Health Foundation: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-using-exercise
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