Top five benefits from walking
Walking is a great way to exercise by yourself or with your family, so we’ve put together a few of the top benefits of walking for you here. Why not use these as conversation starters on your next adventure out?
- Walking is a great way of reducing your stress levels. Getting outside and allowing your mind to be free is excellent for your mental wellbeing. This is another reason why we have chosen to partner with Mind, the Mental Health Charity.
- Getting outside will boost your vitamin D levels. We can’t underestimate the importance of vitamin D. Fighting infections, strengthening bones and improving our mood is only a few of the many important reasons why we should all get outside more.
- Walking usually incorporates different terrains. Therefore, your body will gain physical strength through the adaption of a constantly changing environment. The landscape you walk on will challenge your ability to stabilise, improve your proprioception (stimulus to muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons through the central nervous system) thus giving us injury prevention benefits
- Walking can be adapted to all ages and levels of ability. It is one of the most inclusive, cost free ways of exercising. Improving your activity levels is the key to all exercise programs. However, your non-exercise activity levels also play a huge role in reaching your personal goals (the activity which you do – outside of the gym, in daily life). The gym alone is not enough.
- Walking keeps our heart healthy and strong. Increasing circulation, blood volume and allowing circulation is important for all-natural processes to occur without our organs. Remember! Your heart is a muscle. It needs training in order to remain strong and functional. Walking is the perfect way to train and improve.
So, where will you be walking to today?