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Everyday Walking Tips for the Everyday Person

By Sara Butler

Walking is an easy activity. It’s simple, inexpensive, and gets you where you need to go! It also happens to have a myriad of benefits to your health. But finding the time to walk each day can be a challenge for some people. Whether it’s your family, work, or other commitments that are keeping you from getting your walk in, the question shouldn’t be when you have to time, but where you can walk to. Here are a few ideas to help you incorporate walking into activities you do each day.

You Commute

You may not be able to walk the entire way to work or to school, but you can make walking an integral part of your journey. If you take any kind of public transportation, try walking to the station rather than driving there. Or park a bit farther from the station than you normally would. Any steps you can add to your day will help!

At Lunch

Instead of sitting at your desk and working your way through your lunch break, use the time to go for a walk. No matter where you work, you may be surprised by the great walks there are to take near you. Think about inviting a colleague or friend to go with you.

Another great thing about taking a walk in the middle of your workday is that it helps you to feel energized. A little physical activity can help you beat that mid-afternoon slump and help you power through without resorting to those sugary snacks in the breakroom or reaching for your fourth cup of coffee for the day.

When You Socialize

A lot of people take time out of their busy schedules to get together with friends or family for dinner or a drink, so why not add a walk to the time you’re setting aside for socializing? Walking is a great way to spend time with people, so meet up and walk to your destination.

Walking just 30 minutes each day is great for your overall health and your spinal health too. Plus, you don’t need anything more than a pair of good walking shoes and some determination to get moving. Find ways to add some walking to your day for optimal health, both mental and physical. You may be surprised where it takes you!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.

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