Why Walk?

by Bea | February 3rd, 2011 | Walking

You do not have to sweat to exercise. True, you might burn more calories if you run or are more physically active, but walking can be a very effective form of exercising. There are a countless number of reasons why including walks into your daily life can benefit your health and lifestyle.

One of the main reasons why I highly encourage walking is that it is so easy to do. You rarely have to force yourself to keep going and there are plenty of ways to entertain yourself while you are on your walk. For instance, you could bring a friend and either walk in silence or enjoy a long conversation. You could listen to music or a book on tape, or take pictures along the way.

Walking is cheap. You do not need to have a membership or some sort of a high tech machine to get the job done. You can splurge on weights or a camelpack, but on average, you are typically only going to be turning in time and calories in exchange for a relaxing walk.

Walking can easily become a part of your daily life. Perhaps you can walk to a store rather than drive, or go get your morning coffee at a nearby shop. You could make it a ritual with your friends to go after work, or perhaps with your colleagues during your lunch break. Walking can become an easily habit to stick with — just like how I bike everywhere now in Holland.

Another great thing about walking is that you will be less prone to injuries. Many people refuse to run because their knees are bad or because of past injuries. Walking can strengthen your muscles and prevent injuries from occurring or reoccurring. Walking can be gentle enough on your body so you can walk around for miles and miles without worrying about anything.

What else makes walking so easy? Well, how about the fact that finding a place to walk is usually extremely to do. Maybe you have to drive to a nearby park to enjoy the paths rather than the pavement, maybe you are lucky enough to have a forest behind you. In any case, walking routes can be easily found or created.

Walking is such an easy form of exercise that your body can truly benefit from. Do me a favor and try incorporating walks in your life today!

  1. Vinay says:

    I had been an avid walker earlier. Then the car crept into my life and my walking was minimised from parking slot to home or office.

    Now planning to restart thw walking habit.

    Hope I succeed

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