Health experts have recommended that people should commit to at least thirty minutes of their day to exercise. However, not everyone can find the time or afford to go to a gym daily.
Physical activity has both long- and short-term health benefits. The most common benefits of regular exercise are that it reduces the risk of diseases such as heart attacks, diabetes, and some types of cancers. A healthy lifestyle can be achieved through regular exercise.
Walking is considered to be one of the simplest exercises. It’s not difficult to incorporate this simple activity into your daily routine, regardless of how busy your schedule is. You can do enough walking to make a positive difference during a usual day in the office if you plan and make simple changes.
You can walk at any time during the day, which is one reason why walking is the most convenient exercise for most people. You don’t need the gym or an instructor for this activity.
It is, however, essential to recognise your posture as you walk. An upright, healthy posture while walking isn’t automatic for everyone, but with careful attention it can promote good spinal health.
Walking should not be hard to fit into your daily routine. Another advantage is that you can do it anywhere. Below are some ideas that might make it easier for you.
- Morning: Any exercise done in the morning gets your blood pumping, filling your body with energy, and activating your brain. Walking is no different. If you are a person who prefers to do something and get it out of the way, the morning is a great time to do your walking exercise.
- In transit: Is your office within walking distance of your home? If it is, then it’s worth it for you to commit to leaving the house thirty minutes early to walk to work. It’s not a problem if you live less than thirty minutes away either; you can always walk back home too. There are plenty of ways to fit walking into your day, for instance, you can walk from your car to the office if you park far away from the building.
- Lunchtime: Depending on how long your lunch break is, instead of spending the whole time sitting down, improve your spinal health by taking a walk. You can invite your colleague to boost morale too.
- Meetings: Avoid a boring indoors meeting by suggesting a walk as you talk meeting. You will be amazed at how productive you will become by being outside. The change of environment can also boost your creativity.
- Afternoon/night: Some people tend to be more productive in the morning. Taking a 30-minute walk in the afternoon can help recharge your energy into the evening hours. A good playlist helps you relax as you enjoy the health benefits of walking.
The above examples are only a few ways that you can incorporate walking into your daily routine. It’s up to you to figure out how you can stay healthy by making it a daily habit of scheduling exercise appropriately.
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