I absolutely love going for walks and have recently spent two hours a day walking, one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening.
I don’t monitor my steps with a pedometer or anything like that because I don’t want to feel under any pressure. I do it because I love it and walking is a great way to feel good and boost positive energy.
Here are 6 reasons why I love walking
1, It’s Refreshing
Fresh air does you good and going for a walk and taking in more oxygen can only be a good thing. I find it refreshing in all weather types, whether it’s the feel of the wind blowing against my face or the sun beaming down on me, I love it!
2, A Clear Mind
I find that if I have a lot going on in my mind I go for a walk and find this allows me to think more clearly and most of the stresses in my mind seem to disappear, which makes me feel calm.
3, The Scenery
Whether you’re going for a walk in your local park or country park, it’s always a good idea to have a change of scenery. Seeing the same things everyday can be a bit boring so why not try walking to different places, which will stimulate the mind and hopefully make you feel better. I generally prefer to go for walks in nature where I can see different plants and wildlife.
4, Walking Keeps You Fit
I love walking as a form of exercise because for me it is easy and not strenuous on the body. If you need to lose weight then walking is a great way to start out as it is a lot simpler than many other forms of exercise.
5, Increased Energy
Going on my walks I have definitely found I have an increase in energy. At first walking for one hour can seem like a huge task but because I do it daily I find I want to walk more and more which is why I added an extra hour to my daily routine!.
This feel good hormone is released during exercise and since walking is a form of exercise, endorphins are released when we walk. I think this is the main thing that has made me feel more positive about walking as it is my body’s way of telling me ‘yes I like this, do more of it!’.
So there it is, I love walking and I hope you do too!