When was the last time you went for a walk? It will come as no surprise to you that walking can help with (among other things) weight loss.
But did you know there was a recent Harvard study that showed that a brisk, one-hour walk daily reduced by half any genetic predisposition to obesity? That means even if your parents gave you the genes that make it more likely you’ll be overweight, you can greatly reduce that risk by going for regular walks.
But even if you’re not predisposed to obesity, and even if you don’t want to commit to a one-hour fast-paced walk every night of the week, that’s okay.
You can reap plenty of benefits from just one walk. Going for a walk can help clear your mind, cause your body to release endorphins (the feel-good hormones), and lower your stress and anxiety – just from one walk!
So my Just For Today challenge for you is to go for a walk after dinner. Get your kids or spouse to go with you too – it’s a great way to reconnect and catch up on the day’s events.
You might even start a new habit, which leads to even more health benefits like reducing your risk for heart disease and cancer, lowering your cholesterol, increasing cardiovascular health, and weight loss.
Have fun, enjoy the spring weather before it gets too hot, and take in the sights and sounds of your neighborhood – you’ll be healthier for it!