Saturday Small Change: Walk 30 minutes Daily

This small change may take a bit more time than the others, but it is soooooooooo (x a million) important. Walking is the best exercise EVER! No it won’t make you look like a body builder but it can (and will) help you maintain a healthy weight, improve your balance and coordination, strengthen your bones, improve your mood and so much much much more. I really can not stress this enough. If you do nothing else- walk. Walk everywhere. Walk daily. Walk all the time.

At a bare minimum, you should be walking 30 minutes daily.

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Now this doesn’t mean 30 minutes all at one time, you can break it up into 10 minute chunks. 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes at lunch, 10 minutes after dinner. Whatever works for your schedule.

If 30 minutes out of the gate is too hard to start with, try 10. Just 10 minutes every day. Then after a few weeks, add another 10. You’ll be amazed at how you start craving the walks.

Oh yeah- and grab a buddy. Walks are a great healthy way to get in some quality time with your friends and family. Maybe even organize a nightly walk for your family, or heck, your neighborhood! How great would that be to get with your neighbors each evening for a 30 minute walk. That would be the best neighborhood ever! 🙂

If you need more proof that walking is really this amazing, check out these resources!

Tesco Living

How Stuff Works

Start Walking Now

Rodale News

 

 

Love and Joy,

Amy

xoxo

 

3 Comments on “Saturday Small Change: Walk 30 minutes Daily

  1. I actually took about a 15 minute walk home from the bus stop yesterday. Our bus driver went the wrong way so I got off on the first stop since I would’ve been the last stop and walked home. That was about 1.5 miles. It was so nice! It was really a workout too, I had on a sweatshirt and jeans, granted it was only around 50 degrees but I was sweating my butt off when I got home. Now that it’s getting nicer outside I’m thinking about going on a walk every day, it’s so refreshing! I walk all the time at school but it’s not the same as walking outside around town.

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