The MOST Underrated Workout (That Will Probably Surprise You)

Let’s cut to the chase. WALKING is THE most underrated form of exercise that can improve your physical, mental and emotional health, and I want to tell you how this is saving my sanity right now.  

Let’s get personal. I’m currently on week THREE of viral bronchitus and it’s the pits. Just this morning I visited Urgent Care in hopes of a solution that would get me feeling *back to normal* and was told this sickness can last anywhere from 6-8 weeks. That’s a LONG time. I am tired of coughing. I am tired of missing my regular gym routine, but mostly I am tired of my lack of energy. I know you feel me on this, because as moms our jobs require us to be multitaskers. We don’t get sick days, and as much as I can feel overwhelmed by the busyness from after school activities and sports, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Want to know what’s saving my sanity? WALKING. I might not be able to run, or lift weights, or do burpees, but Praise God, I. Can. Walk. And let’s not underestimate its power.

  • Walking burns calories.
  • It doesn’t cost anything other than a good pair of shoes.
  • It’s a lower impact exercise and can be done for longer periods of time.
  • You get some vitamin D if you take it outside.
  • It helps with digestion.
  • It improves your well being and mood.
  • It helps fight off depression.
  • It improves and sparks creativity! Research says by 60%!
  • It increases bone strength density because it’s a weight bearing exercise.
  • It helps relieve stress and anxiety.
  • It improves circulation, posture, balance, and joint mobility.
  • It’s great for those with knee, ankle, or back problems.
  • It’s great for your heart.
  • It’s excellent for fat loss.
  • It’s low impact and great for those with thyroid or other hormonal issues.
  • It helps with recovery.

If you don’t have it in you to set ANY other goal, you’re in good company. Join me and let it be this one.  Set a reasonable step goal and gradually increase over time until you’re consistently walking 8-10K steps/a day.

One more BONUS TIP: Find a walking buddy. There is nothing better than walking with friends. I consider it my FREE THERAPY.

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