Bad Habits Walking Helps You Overcome
By Sara Butler
Leading a healthy lifestyle is about more than following the latest Instagram fitness trends or fad diets -- it's about a commitment to your health and wellness. Walking is a great form of exercise that, when done regularly, can have a huge impact on your health. In fact, treating your body well through exercise such as walking can help you kick a few bad habits to the curb. Here are a few ways walking can help you make better decisions when it comes to your continued health and wellness.
An Addiction to Technology
When was the last time you went somewhere without your smartphone? Research is uncovering a disturbing trend among people of addiction to technology that can impact the way your brain works. The next time you find yourself with a little bit of time to spare, instead of picking up your phone and checking Twitter, go outside and take a walk instead. You’ll feel better and walking even as little as 15 minutes per day can have a huge impact on your overall health.
Many people eat too much simply because they’re bored. If you can cut out some of the mindless grazing your do when you’re not even really hungry, then it can have a huge impact on your overall calorie count for the day. If you find yourself feeling snacky after a meal, have a glass of water and go for a walk instead. It’ll help you shift your focus away from food and you’ll likely feel less like grabbing a snack when you get back from your walk.
Too often people get stuck in routines that exaggerate feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety. One of the essentials of fighting back against those feelings is being social and cultivating your social networks outside of social media. Get together a group of coworkers or friends for a walk and you’ll feel happier and more connected along with the physical benefits walking brings to your body.
If you’re avoiding something such as work or chores, then go for a short walk. Sometimes all you need is a quick walk to break the cycle of procrastination and help you tackle the tasks set out before you. You probably come back to the task more focused and with a clearer mind than before.
Everyone has bad habits. So, identify the habits you want to change and walk them away!
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