Why You Should Take A Walk
By Maria Hamilton
Mother nature invites us everyday to exercise on those warm and sunny days, but for some reason, people do not go outdoors.
They sit on the couch, watch mindless TV programs, or just sleep through the day.
We see people taking walks everyday.
You see them in the parks, participating in telethons, or in the neighborhood you live in.
I often see my neighbor walking daily with her kids, while the dog trails along, sniffing at every in its path.
Why should you take a walk?
No matter how old you are, walking is a popular activity.
Anyone can do it.
Walking is safe, inexpensive, and a great way to stay physically fit.
It offers companionship, a time to be alone, and improves self-esteem.
Taking a brisk walk strengthens the heart. A strong heart reduces the risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and high blood pressure.
If your clothes are snug, walking is a great fat buster.
The formula is simple: reduce food intake, increase physical activity, pounds are shed.
We all feel stressed, anxious, and tense at the end of our work days.
Taking a walk lessens these symptoms.
You will be amazed at your sense of well-being, uplifted mood, and new found energy level.
Sitting on the couch does not give you these benefits.
What it does do is makes you sluggish, sleepy, and fat.
If you are over 50 years of age, are sitting on that couch, and feel skeptical about taking daily walks, call your doctor.
If he gives you clearance, take that walk on the next sunny day.
Most people walk after dinner.
Others wait a couple of hours after eating.
If the weather is warm, carrying a bottle of water is a good idea to avoid dehydration caused by perspiration.
Remember, walking in the rain is fun too!
You can wear anything during your walk.
Let the weather guide you.
It is important to feel comfortable.
Use your common sense.
If it is cold outside, wear layers to keep warm.
If the weather is warm, wear cotton.
Cotton allows perspiration to evaporate and you will feel more comfortable.
Don’t forget to wear a pair of comfortable shoes.
Shoes should be well-fitted, provide support, and traction.
Wear clean cotton socks that absorb readily.
Socks that are to thin or to thick can cause blisters, calluses or corns.
Pamper your feet in a warm soak.
It is soothing and provides relief.
So, if you decide walking is for you, and the couch is not, plan to walk 3 or more times a week for at least 30 minutes.
With improvement, you can walk for longer periods of time.
You will be amazed at your increased energy level, weight loss, and finally getting that good night sleep you could not manage in the past.
How can anyone not accept mother nature’s invitation to live a healthier lifestyle?
So, if you are sitting on that couch, get off it.
Take a walk.
Maria Hamilton is a Registered Nurse and an Internet Marketer specializing in online income producing programs.
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