Do you know what is our most prescribed exercise to clients?
It's free, it gets you active, lowers your stress and helps your immune system. Basically its the easiest thing to increase your general health and life expectancy!
Did you know walking has some awesome benefits to our physical and mental health?
Improves cardiovascular health - Strengthens the heart and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
Weight management - Burns calories and can aid in weight management when combined with a balanced diet. This can help your joints feel less achey
Bone Health - Weight bearing activities are so important for post-menopausal women and men over the age of 50. Walking maintains bone density and decreases the risk of osteoporosis
Stress reduction - Walking promotes relaxation and releases endorphins (natural mood boosters)
Walking has been linked to increased cognitive function including memory, attention and creativity!
The Australian Activity Guidelines recommends 150 minutes of moderate (heavier breathing) exercise per week. 10 000 steps has been the aim for a while, but now we are shifting to 70 000 steps in a week, which is a bit nicer if you have a bit more time on weekends to add those extra steps in.
Have you gone for your daily walk yet?