I’m glad to be starting a new week… all of us have been dealing with colds (thankfully nothing too terrible, just drawn out), and I was able to get out and get some groceries yesterday, which we needed greatly! But we’re not talking about food today, we’re talking about walking as exercise…
Before we get started, I have to say once again that I am not a doctor, trainer, or professional in any way, and I can only give my opinion, not professional advice. Please consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. You can read my full disclaimer here.
So anyway, today we’re taking a quick look at some of the perks of simply taking a walk as your form (or one of your forms) of exercise. I’ve mentioned walking a couple of times already in my posts on exercise… it’s an easy, gentle form of movement that doesn’t require special equipment or anything like that, and it’s also kid friendly!
Walking gets you outside, if you have a nice place to walk outdoors, and being out in the sunshine can increase your vitamin D levels, which I also mentioned in this post.
Walking is also good for pregnancy, as long as you’re not on bed rest, of course, since it’s gentle and doesn’t require twisting or odd movements that other workouts might include.
You can also use walking as a method of getting back into exercise after having your baby, and it can even help to heal diastis recti.
Getting your walk in can also be a good stress reliever, since it produces those good endorphins!
Of course, I believe there are benefits to including other forms of working out into your week, but walking is an easy one that you can begin to incorporate today!