Tuesday Tip: Walk the Walk🚶🏼♀️🚶🏻♂️
Many of my clients know I’m a big fan of walking and getting those steps up – and this is why! Whether you’re new to working out or just looking for something a little less intense then what’s wrong with a good walk? Absolutely nothing!
Walking is an excellent form of exercise that lets you build fitness and can help you lose weight (as long as you are creating a calorie deficit – just like any other exercise). But beyond that walking is so beneficial that it’s worth doing even if you are already a regular exerciser.
Walking is free which means anyone can do it, and you can do it anywhere. It’s also easy on the joints, requires no equipment or special skills or technique so it’s safe and easy. It’s been shown to boost bone strength, improve the immune system and give better sleep quality. A brisk walk is a great way to get the recommended daily amount of exercise in.
It’s a fab way to increase general activity – even if you regularly exercise there’s a good chance that if the rest of your day is spent sat down at a desk that you won’t be getting enough activity in to your day. A recent study showed that even a regular 90 min daily gym workout wasn’t enough to combat the ill effects of sitting at your office desk all day. And many studies have shown that ‘naturally skinny’ people will tend to have higher general daily activity levels than others, irrespective of whether or not they workout. So consider adding some walks in to your day – walk up the stairs, walk to speak to a colleague rather than calling, walk at lunch, walk to work if you can etc.
Walking is a fab way to improve your health and fitness without having to spend more time at the gym working out. It’s a great activity to do with family or friends too; and if you’re the competitive type then get yourself an activity tracker and measure your steps – most now set goals for you and you can even compete with friends (and strangers) to see who can clock up the most steps!
So what are you waiting for? Go for a walk!
Happy Tuesday 🤗