Call it a walk, pace, hike, trek, or stroll. If you're looking for a way to get more active - it delivers. Beneficial for both the mind and body, walking as a form of exercise contributes to an united well-being.
There are a lot of recommendations on how much you should walk... Or how fast you should walk... Or what you should do when you walk... But we only recommend that your walk is enjoyable, safe, and encourages the practice.
Here are 12 proven benefits that come from walking. Each one links to an article that's more in-depth with sources. But we'll give you just the highlights so you can spend less time reading and more time walking!
- Sleep Quality (fall asleep faster, stay asleep)
- Digestion (speeds up process)
- Mood (especially in nature or with company)
- Heart Health and Circulation
- Memory and Learning
- Creativity and Problem-solving
- Bone Density (over time)
- Life Expectancy
- Joint Health
- Immune Function
- Symptoms of Diabetes
Remember, the more times you walk - the more these benefits pile up!