“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today”
– Franklin D Roosevelt
Physical fitness doesn’t need to be complicated, and unfortunately it so often is. Simply going for a brisk walk around the neighborhood, around the park, or around the block on your lunch break can help you feel better, look better, and live better.
Go for a walk today!
The Physical Benefits:
Whether you walk 1 mile or 4, the routine of moving your body and getting your heart rate up will benefit your metabolism, energy production, bone and muscle strength, and ultimately your waistline. You will strengthen your immune system and burn more calories in the process.
The Mental Benefits:
You understand better than anyone the mental benefits that come with fresh air. Not only does walking improve your mood, stress level, and reduce your anxiety, but getting out of the office or out of the house to stretch your legs gives you important time every day to breathe and clear your head.
So whether you’re an every day gym rat or someone who’s just trying to get back into an active routine, go for a walk today and take a deep breath. Then do it again tomorrow, then the next day, and the day after that.
*Tip: Our favorite time to go for a walk is after a big lunch or dinner. Instead of plopping yourself down at your desk or couch, moving around boosts your metabolism and keeps you feeling sharp.
And if you’re feeling froggy, throw on an Atlas Trainer and make your walk a heavy one!