Why You Should Walk to Work
By Genevieve Cunningham
In today’s world, we do very little walking. We drive or ride to work, ride elevators to the office, and circle the parking lot to find a spot super close. We actively avoid walking as much as we can. While this is certainly a convenience that we don’t want to give up all of the time, there are some major benefits to walking more in everyday life. Take a look at these reasons why you should walk to work (or anywhere else!) in order to boost your health for good.
For the Fresh Air
People truly underestimate the power of fresh air. Getting outside and breathing in the air can keep the lungs healthy, boost mental focus, relieve stress, and make you feel better as a whole. And since we tend to get home and stay inside, what better way to get a little fresh air than with a healthy walk! Even if the walk is a mere five minutes long, the fresh air will do both the body as well as the mind a lot of good.
For the Exercise
We all know that we’re supposed to exercise, but so many of us skip it. Whether it’s because there isn’t any time, we’re too tired, or we find some other excuse, we often go days and days without any form of exercise. Finding a place to walk is easy and provides the perfect opportunity for exercise. It’s low impact, so anyone can do it. It’s also a way to exercise without really thinking about it. The next time you need to run an errand that is even remotely within walking distance, throw on your walking shoes and give it a go.
For the Habit
Walking is only hard at the beginning. Like any habit, the more you do it, the easier it gets. If you want to be an active person, make it a habit by incorporating simple walks throughout your day. At first, it might be challenging or just irritating. But as you grow accustomed to it, you may find it simple, and even enjoyable. And what better way to live a healthy life than to make things such as this habits that can carry on throughout your life.
Walking is such an excellent way to stay in shape. But if you’re like the majority of people, it’s hard to find the time (and energy!) to get it done. Even if you’re not walking to work, find somewhere that you can walk to every day and make it a habit. The more you do it, the easier it will get, and the better your health will become from here on out.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Alpharetta, Ga.