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Here's Why You Need to Add a Walk to Your Day

By Virginia Laird

Like many others, you may have already considered what you can (or should) do to improve your health, release some stress, or sleep a little better each night. Although you may not have all the answers, health and wellness experts suggest that adding a walk to your day can offer plenty of benefits, including help with stress relief, getting more sleep, and improving health, among others. A few reasons you should consider adding a walk to your day, include:

  • Walking promotes weight loss
  • A brisk walk is great for the heart
  • Exercise reduces stress

Walking Promotes Weight Loss

Health and wellness experts admit that walking can be great exercise. Many healthcare providers suggest that a daily walk can help burn calories and jump-start a habit of daily exercise. This leads to success in weight management. For those who have a desire to shed unwanted pounds, it is necessary to take the first steps in the right direction. Although there is plenty of research which suggests that weight loss is best when accompanied by a healthy diet, it is equally important to add routine exercise.

A Brisk Walk is Great for the Heart

There are many who need to add a walk to their daily routine to help improve their heart health. Health and wellness experts suggest that exercise can help stave off heart disease, and other health-related issues which affect heart health. These experts admit that the best kind of walk is one where you get your heart rate up. Research indicates that only when the heart rate is elevated, even slightly, is there an advantage. For this to take place, it is necessary to walk at least 30 minutes each day.

Exercise Reduces Stress

Health and wellness experts, along with research, suggests that exercise can directly impact your overall stress. However, there is no need to feel as though you must head to the gym to find this peace of mind. It is suggested that a brisk walk through your neighborhood can be enough to help release tension and stress, as well as clear the mind. The next time you simply need to let go of mounting stress, get outside and take a stroll through nature to get rid of unwanted stress.

Today is a great day to begin the habit of walking as part of your healthy lifestyle.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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