Walking is very beneficial and invigorating exercise. And when I say walking, I mean putting on your good shoes, comfortable clothing, leaving the dog behind (because it's about you, not the dogs who tend to slow us down), and hitting the footpath. It's important that you put in your best effort to give your body the best results.
How Much Walking?
Walking for exercise should be, at bare minimum, 30 minutes every day. Anything closer to an hour is better.
Try to include some incidental walking into your day too, through activities such as shopping, running errands, and doing work around the house.
Take a look at your writing schedule and decide what works best for you. Perhaps you might do it first thing in the morning before settling into your writing. If you live in cooler climates, you may get it done later in the morning after you've written. Perhaps you're an afternoon walker. Choose a time that suits and fit it into your day.
Walking is also a great activity when you have a mental block or a problem you need to sort out as it allows you to think with little distraction as blood pumps quicker to your brain, allowing you to discover amazing ideas and find inspiration.
Benefits of Walking
With all these benefits, walking is greatly beneficial for not only our health but to improve our thought process. I always return from my walk inspired and therefore hit the footpaths morning and evening every day.
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Remember, Happy Body, Happy Life!
Rachel Armstrong is a writer of romantic fiction and an exercise physiologist. Inspired after writing about athletes during her high school years, she studied Exercise Physiology at James Cook University. Today, she conducts health consults in Townsville for people with chronic conditions, such as obesity, Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and musculoskeletal injuries. Rachel is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and believes fitness begins with what you eat. She keeps fit away from her desk through walking, aerobics, dance, and aerial silks.