Walk Your Way Well by Niamh O’Sheehan

on .

facebook Share on Facebook

walk your way RGBI simply love walking. It's my therapy session, my exercise session and my healthy lifestyle hack all rolled into one. We should ALL walk more! Why? Well, walking is often considered one of the best forms of exercise for several reasons:

1. Accessibility: Walking requires no fancy equipment or crazy training. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes, making it accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. It can be done anywhere, at any time. Difficult to find an excuse not to really!

2. Low impact: Unlike high-intensity exercises such as running or jumping, walking is low impact and puts minimal stress on your joints. It reduces the risk of injuries and is suitable for individuals with joint pain, arthritis, or those recovering from injuries. My knees love it when I am kind to them. Yours will too.

3. Cardiovascular benefits: Walking raises your heart rate, improves blood circulation, and strengthens your heart, reducing the risk of heart diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attacks. It helps to maintain a healthy weight and decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You deserve good health. So, boot up and get cracking!

4. Mental well-being: Life isn't always a walk in the park. Excuse the pun. Walking has proven benefits for mental health. It releases endorphins, the feel-good hormones, which can improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Walking in nature or green spaces has additional psychological benefits, promoting relaxation and reducing stress levels. Another reason I walk every single day.

5. Weight management: Walking is an effective form of exercise for weight management. It helps burn calories, improve metabolism, and promote fat loss. It is a sustainable activity that can be incorporated into a daily routine for maintaining weight or losing weight gradually. Keep moving keep burning!

6. Bone and muscle health: Walking is a weight-bearing exercise that helps strengthen bones and prevent conditions like osteoporosis. It also improves muscle strength, particularly in the lower body, engaging various muscle groups and enhancing overall body stability. As we age (hey, who you calling old!) these are important considerations.

7. Longevity and well-being: Research has shown that regular walking can increase life expectancy and improve overall quality of life. It reduces the risk of chronic diseases, improves sleep and energy levels, enhances cognitive function, and boosts overall well-being. Is it the magic ingredient? Well, it is mine!

While walking is considered an excellent form of exercise, it's essential to note that the best exercise is the one you enjoy and can sustain in the long term. My choice of exercise is walking. For me is works! Want to try it? Try new routes? Meet new people? Why not join the Walk Your Way Well Community. WhatsApp me +34 676507791 for more info.