5 Reasons you should be Walking Outdoors this National Walking Day (and Everyday)

It's almost National Walking Day! Walking is an easy and accessible way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, and it has numerous benefits for both our physical and mental health. Check out these five reasons why walking outdoors is so beneficial:


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Stressed out? Walking is a great way to decompress
  1. Walking reduces stress and anxiety

Walking is an excellent way to reduce stress and anxiety. It's a low-impact exercise that gets your heart rate up and releases endorphins, which are natural mood-boosters. Walking outdoors can be especially effective at reducing stress, as being in nature has been shown to have a calming effect on the mind and body.

  1. Walking improves cardiovascular health

Walking is a great way to improve your cardiovascular health. Regular walking can help lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, and improve circulation. Walking outdoors can be especially beneficial, as the varied terrain and inclines can help improve your cardiovascular fitness even more.


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Who needs the gym? Walking is not only good for weight loss, but also strengthening your muscles
  1. Walking strengthens muscles and bones

Walking is a weight-bearing exercise that can help strengthen your muscles and bones. Regular walking can help improve your balance and coordination, which can reduce your risk of falls and injuries. Walking outdoors can be especially effective at building strength, as the varied terrain and inclines can challenge your muscles in different ways.

  1. Walking boosts creativity and focus

Walking is a great way to boost creativity and focus. Walking outdoors can help clear your mind and give you a fresh perspective, making it easier to come up with new ideas and solutions to problems. Walking can also improve your cognitive function, making it easier to focus and concentrate on tasks. That means the next time you're facing burn out at work, stepping away might actually do you some good

  1. Walking improves overall well-being

Finally, walking is an excellent way to improve your overall well-being. Regular walking can help improve your mood, increase your energy levels, and boost your self-esteem. Walking outdoors can be especially beneficial, as being in nature has been shown to have numerous mental health benefits.


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By now, you're probably out of reasons not to walk. So go ahead and get out there!

Walking outdoors is an excellent way to improve your physical and mental health. Whether you're looking to reduce stress and anxiety, improve your cardiovascular health, strengthen your muscles and bones, boost your creativity and focus, or improve your overall well-being, walking is an easy and accessible way to achieve these goals. So, on National Walking Day (and every day!), grab your favorite pair of sunglasses and head outside for a walk!

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