Sometimes a fresh dose of sunshine and a cool walk is all we need to lift those spirits and feel amazing.
It may seem random, general or something we do daily, but walking has a whole lot more benefits than just navigating your feet from point A to B…
Walking, especially in an outdoor environment can really boost our self-esteem, and make us feel good.
Walking is man’s best medicine. – Hippocrates
Walking, even small steps can improve weight loss. Yeah I know, how much of simple little steps can actually work fat cells out of the body? Well, maybe it won’t immediately but some form of exercise is super important in boosting metabolism and supporting blood flow!
Walk out doors, perhaps in a park or somewhere there are trees, fresh flowers and well you know, walk in nature! Walking in a serene place automatically improves breathing (unless you have an allergy to pollen or grass or something). This is because when we are in a clean, fresh air environment, we naturally want to breath deeper, filling the lungs with the fresh scent of nature until each cell of the body feels like dancing. Improved or proper breathing is crucial to our health and well-being. It naturally makes us feel safe and calm and therefore happy. Walking outdoors on a cool summer or spring day helps us absorb vitamin D which is great for hair growth and has loads other health benefits.
Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. – Rumi
And hey if you feel like it, alternate your walk with a few short jogs in-between to really get those muscles working. Perhaps even try it out as a hobby or activity with your partner, friend or family member. Walking in groups can also be fun, but at the same time walking on your own can serve as a nice quite time to yourself to really get the blood flowing and be a silent observer of everything around you, nature. However if you choose to walk alone, wherever you may be, choose a safe, somewhat busy area to avoid being a target in an unfortunate situation!
So get those running shoes on, and walk yourself to a better you… One step at a time.