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Here's Why You Need to Walk Daily

By Virginia Laird

For many, getting routine exercise in can prove to be a battle of time management. Lucky for you, health and wellness experts have suggested that finding time to walk each day can be simple while burning calories you want to sweat out. Walking can take place through your neighborhood, during your lunch break, and any other time you can squeeze it in. It does not need to be in any certain place or require any specific machinery for you to be successful. A determination to walk can be enough for you to get the results you need. Although you may not be ready to buy into the idea that walking is enough, a few reasons you should give it a try include:

  • Walking is not hard on the body
  • Exercise helps release tension
  • Walking can help manage your health

Walking is Not Hard on the Body

According to fitness experts walking for your exercise is not difficult on the body. While jogging, some fitness classes, and lifting weights can prove to be a struggle for the joints and the back, walking does not offer the same battle. Instead, it is a low impact exercise that can help in a variety of ways to improve your overall wellness. Even those fighting with a variety of pain may be advised to walk as part of their exercise routine, making this workout something everyone can do. 

Exercise Helps Release Tension

According to research, exercise helps release tension and stress, including a brisk walk. Many who rely on walking as part of their exercise routine say that it is easy to get lost in the beauty of nature which can help to free the mind from the clutter of the day. As you struggle with a hard day of work consider tackling a brisk walk through your neighborhood or your favorite nature trail before heading home.

Walking Can Help Manage Your Health 

Exercise in general helps to improve your overall wellness. Walking is no different. Fitness gurus say that a walk through nature can help you improve your blood pressure, manage your blood sugar, improve your heart health, and much more. As you begin to a journey to improve your overall health and wellness, consider making a walk part of this experience.

Now is the time to begin adding a walk to your day. Be sure to throw a good pair of tennis shoes in your car so that you have no excuse to skip your walk. 

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

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