With today’s fast paced lifestyle and culture, it is sometimes easy to miss out on the simple things in life that will have a positive effect on your health: meditation, yoga, healthy eating and most importantly walking. Most of us walk in some way, shape or form every day. We walk to and from the car, around the office or at work, around the house – but do just as many of us walk for our health? Some people take walks to clear their heads and have some alone time while others take group walks to catch up with friends or family as a way to stay in touch!
Walking has many positive impacts on your health and well being that have little to do with weight. Taking a daily walk, even as slow as two miles per hour, can improve heart health and cardiovascular endurance! The average adult is suggested to require 10,000 steps per day – minimum. This seems like a LOT of work; however, taking a stroll at your lunch hour at work can take up a large chunk of those steps! Most smart phones are even compatible with apps to track these steps. Maintaining good posture during these walks will also improve your muscles required to maintain good posture while sitting and other non-walking activities!
For those who aren’t used to a more aggressive exercise regimen, walking is a great place to start! Take the time you need and the pace that is (not too) simple for you and get started. As with all exercise, consult with your doctor prior to starting a new regimen. Contact Lavanga Chiropractic today to assist with your plan today!