Who else has made it a goal to be more active this year? There’s no denying that getting your heart pumping is one of the best things that you can do for your physical and mental health, so we’re in full support of integrating more cardio into your routine. Running tends to get all the glory, but, good news: your cardio doesn’t have to be high-intensity to be seriously beneficial.
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
- Supports your heart
- Strengthens your lungs
- Boosts energy and mood
- Alleviates depression and fatigue
- Strengthens immune system
- Burns calories
- Reduces stress
The benefits don’t stop there though. Regular walking has also been linked to improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, and resting heart rate, lowered body fat and body weight, higher quality sleep and even a spark in creativity and creative output.
All of that, without having to break into a jog? Sign us up!
- Choose routes that will force you to walk at an incline at certain points
- Consider bringing light hand weights on your walks
- Add in intervals: alternate between one minute at a light pace with one minute at a brisk pace
- Add in body weight exercises, like lunges and squats
- End your walk with a full-body stretch
Pack your favorite That’s it. Fruit Bar for a quick and delicious mid-walk snack They say you can’t walk and chew gum at the same time, but you can pack your favorite That’s it. Bar for a quick and easy mid-walk snack!