What is the best exercise to improve health and wellbeing?
In a world where there are always changing trends, new inventions, and always more research. The best exercise continues to be walking. Because it is what comes naturally to humans.
Despite walking not being thought of as intense or exciting as other types of exercise, walking has many benefits, advantages and is great for your health and wellbeing.
It is easy to do, and no equipment is needed. For most individuals, walking is the safest type of exercise and can be done anywhere. It doesn’t take away a lot of time from your already busy day and can easily be incorporated into your daily routine. Just think about parking a bit further away from work and walking the rest of the way or walking to work altogether. It saves you money and helps your health and wellbeing.
It is a misconception that only vigorous exercise helps you lose or maintain your weight. It is the continuity of physical activity during your daily routine that will help the most with health and well-being.
Even if you don’t have a long history of being physically active, it is never too late to start. Many studies confirm that walking helps with a large variety of acute and chronic conditions, improves mental and cardiovascular health, and helps improves your sleep. Giving you more energy and making you feel better during your everyday life. These benefits are even greater in individuals that are not used to being physically active.
Additionally, walking will encourage you to go out into nature get sunlight, breathe fresh air, go walking with friends or join a walking group, make new friends, getting to know your surroundings.