Did you know that a brief walking session every day can help boost your immunity?
Walking burns calories, exercises the muscles, and refreshes the mind.
Our day-to-day lives often require us to sit in one place, with little to no movement exerted on our limbs.
Walking is one of the simplest exercises out there.
Walking is not only good for our health but also for the planet’s. Those who cannot opt to walk to their work due to great distances can simply walk to public transport instead. This provides for a much-needed break from pollution or spending money on petrol.
Walking can be a great stress reliever. It not only works the muscles and increases heart rates, but also allows the senses to take in different environmental stimuli, from the gentle breeze and bird sounds to the smell of flowers in the air and a much-needed dose of vitamin D. If you’re working from home, you can celebrate the day by simply walking within the spaces of your home or taking a stroll around the neighbourhood.
5 benefits of walking:
1. Walking is free!
Everyone can enjoy this exercise with no cost to ourselves.
2. Walking improves strength and digestion.
By taking a single step, you engage a whopping 200 muscles in your body which builds strength and improves the way our body processes food.
3. Walking helps memory and mood.
Moving those muscles helps improve your well-being as well as your memory due to the endorphins released by the brain when we increase our movements.
4. Walking can prevent future health conditions.
A brisk walk can prevent and help manage various conditions, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer and type 2 diabetes.
5. Walking boosts immune function.
Walking can help protect you during cold and flu season. A study of over 1,000 men and women found that those who walked at least 20 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, had 43% fewer sick days than those who exercised once a week or less.
What if I live too far away to walk the entire distance to work?
Simply walking to your public transport from your home also counts. The essential part of celebrating the day is through walking, so it doesn’t matter if you actually walk the whole way or just walk to the bus stop near you.
How can I celebrate the day while working from home?
Give yourself walking breaks throughout the day by getting up from your work desk and stretching and walking to other areas of your house, the garden, or even a walk to the shops!
WALK TO WORK DAY ACTIVITIES, Easy as 1 2 3.
1. Give your car a rest for the day
Forego your vehicle for the day and enjoy the benefits of walking! Breathe in the fresh air, cherish the sunlight on your skin, and just enjoy the overall experience. You are not only benefiting your body, but also the environment in the long run by reducing pollution.
2. Invite your friends and colleagues
Start a walking bus? Make a special day out of the occasion by getting your friends and colleagues in on the action. You will enjoy the walk more, and you can stop by the local coffee shop to grab some snacks on the way.
3. Make a habit of it
Why not start walking to work once a week and increase your goal over time? It will benefit you for years to come, and you will also be able to save money on vehicle maintenance and petrol.
Get your walking shoes out and join in with Walk to Work Day Friday 7th April 2023!
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