In Need of Some Extra Inspiration to Reach for Your Walking Shoes Today?
I have made the commitment to walk 10,000 steps a day for better health.
The long list of health benefits is impressive!
Stepping out on a 30-minute walk each day can…
🏃🏻♂️Increase cardiovascular fitness🏃🏻♂️Strengthen bones,
🏃🏻♂️Reduce excess body fat
🏃🏻♂️Boost muscle power and endurance.
It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as …
❤️type 2 diabetes,
❤️and some cancers.
And it’s not just your body that benefits – the way you think and feel changes too.
Moderate exercise such as walking can…
👟 Put you in a better mood
👟 Improve concentration
👟 Helps manage and soothe anxiety and stress.
Plus, committing to walking in the fresh air can even enhance your outlook on life by boosting your confidence and self-esteem over time.
Ten thousand steps equates to about 1 hour and 40 minutes walking, depending on your stride length and walking speed.
But that doesn’t mean you have to do it all in one walk.
You will naturally accumulate steps through your day-to-day activities.
However I have noticed that to reach the 10,000-step goal, you will likely need to do a 30-minute walk (or the equivalent in other exercises) as well.
Every little bit counts throughout the day –
🏃🏻♂️You could walk part of the way to work,
🏃🏻♂️Take a stroll at lunchtime
🏃🏻♂️Have a walk-and-talk coffee meeting or client call
🏃🏻♂️ Walk to the supermarket instead of driving
🏃🏻♂️Take the dog out for a play in the park in the evening.
I have been using an app on my phone to track my steps and now considering purchasing an activity tracker.
I want one that is comfortable and attractive to wear on my wrist.
This way I can include all of my favorite activities like riding horses, yoga, walking the dogs, watering the flowers and grocery shopping.
I believe an activity tracker will be a great motivational tool to help me reach my goals.
Being able to see how I’m doing throughout the day can be an excellent way to boost my confidence, keeping me focused on reaching my 10,000 steps.
Spring will be here soon so we will have longer days giving us all more time to walk.