7 Reasons To Go For A Walk!

7 Reasons To Go For A Walk!

Winter does not have to mean hibernation

1. Walking Regulates Blood Glucose Levels

One of the best times to head out for a walk is after a meal.  Walking as little as 15 minutes after eating will reduce your blood glucose level and will help reduce an unwanted insulin spike

2. Walking burns fat and aids in weight loss

A daily walk has been proven to reduce body fat and improve cardiovascular function.

3. Walking lowers blood pressure and circulating triglycerides

Walking for a total of 30 minutes a day lower resting blood pressure and circulating levels of triglycerides (fat) within your blood.

4. Walking reduces stress

Walking is seriously one of the best forms of stress relief .  Walking is a great activity to do if you want to clear your mind or process thoughts.  So if you’re in need of some alone time, grab some fresh air and go for a walk.

5. Walking is a great way to connect with loved ones

Whether you’re catching up with a friend, taking a stroll with your significant other, or spending time with your children, walking is such as special way to spend time with the people you care about.

6. Walking reduces the risk of falls in the elderly

Trail walking on uneven ground has been shown to improve balance and reduce falls in the elderly.

7. Walking is a great way to soak in Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and healthy bones, and the best source of Vitamin D is from sun exposure. We’re not aiming for sunburn, as we all know the health risks associated with that, but a healthy tan is a simple measure of a healthy dose of Vitamin D.

The health benefits of walking are hugely beneficial to people of all ages. 

So what are you waiting for? Let’s go for a walk!

Teri

Teri Sewell is a Culinary Nutrition and Wellness Coach who uses real food to help her clients improve their health, weight and skin, She offers a 14 Day Seasonal Jumpstart that teaches….. Her post popular program is the Art of Aging, a six-week guide for participants to develop healthy eating habits that….

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