This simple habit can trigger anti-aging process. Just 20 minutes or 10 000 steps a day is a great way to maintain a “healthy lifestyle”.
Every time you can walk instead of using your car, do it for yourself and for the environment!
Every time you can use the stairs instead of the escalators or the elevators, go for it!
With or without snow.
With a purpose or not. Walk!
Mostly because we have sedentary lifestyles working indoors and sitting all day, walking is a smart choice for a healthy lifestyle. That is why you should choose to go to work walking. Go to your grocery store and drop your kids to school, all by foot. If you really can’t because of distances, within your office, take the stairs, on your break, go outside, walk, and get some “vitamin” sun. Every opportunity of walking should be invested in!
We chose to live downtown so we are able to do everything by foot. Groceries, school, kids activities, restaurants. We walk to every destination we have. Even with the kids. They are now used to it and walk a great pace and reasonable distances without difficulties.
Walking has additional benefit to your mood. Walking triggers your endorphins. The more steps I take during a day, the better my mood tends to be! Try it and tell me if you felt it too!
For beginners, walk at a comfortable pace and work gradually on increasing your pace and distance. To help you count your daily steps and kilometres, there are even a few apps you can upload on your phone.
Surely, it should be added to you daily exercise routine. Personally, I don’t even consider walking an exercise.
It’s a way of life, a healthy life!