If it is possible for you to go take a walk right now and forget this post, go do that! Now onto the post.
There are tons of benefits to taking walks. Here are a few I found via Google Search:
- Walking helps your heart.
- Walking helps you lose weight. (duh)
- Walking makes you happier.
- Walking gives you energy.
- Walking helps your brain.
- Walking improves your sleep.
- Walking helps you be more creative.
Obviously, walking is better than… let me think… lots of things. Including sliced bread.
Here are some tips to building a walking habit into your life:
Once you start, you’ll enjoy it, and then it will be a lot easier to get yourself to go on a walk.
Have a Designated Time
Every day at a certain time, take a walk. Pretty simple, I know.
Just Walk for a Few Minutes
Fairly self-explantatory. Don’t insist that you walk for an hour or even ten minutes. Just be content with walking for five minutes. If at all possible, keep all the intentional walking out-of-doors.
Don’t listen to podcasts. (Yeah, I listen to podcasts every time. But I’m trying to stop.) Don’t listen to music. Don’t read. (Yes, I have read while walking before. It’s not really that hard. But don’t do it.) Just walk.
Now go take a walk! Or set a reminder on your device to tell you when you can. See you next time!