Do not underestimate the power of walking. It doesn’t just help you clear your head, it is also a great way to squeeze in some exercise into your daily routine.
Here’s how to make your walks more beneficial to your overall well-being.
Walk to wean
Craving for some sugar? Try taking a walk first. You might just find yourself eating less chocolate after you’ve gotten some exercise in.
Take post-meal walks
Regulate sugar in the blood by taking walks after each meal. It’s an excellent way to prevent sugar spikes or imbalances which can be detrimental to the health, especially for someone with diabetes or is at risk of developing it.
Stow your smartphone away
Did you know that smartphones are the leading cause of pedestrian-related accidents? When walking, keep your phone out of sight and out of mind.
Watch your step
…and not because you have two left feet, but for you to add a spring to it. Your gait has a direct effect on your mood, so start with a happier pace and skip down the street to feel more energised.
Invest in a tracker
Tracking your steps can help motivate you to walk more as you get closer and closer to the daily recommended number of 10,000 steps per day. Now we’re walking.