One of my very favourite exercises is walking. Walking not only allows me to see things I wouldn’t otherwise notice but it also gets my creative juices flowing.
Have you ever noticed this? Give me 30 minutes outside walking and I will return with a ton of fun and interesting ideas.
The truth is, not a single exercise is more affordable and versatile than walking. It’s not only a great way to explore the outdoors and get your heart pumping, but it can be done virtually anywhere, anytime. I find that taking a 30 minute stroll after supper is a great way to help digest my dinner but also to unwind after a long day.
Another great benefit of walking is that it helps to relieve stress and helps you sleep more soundly. Does that sounds good to you?
– A 130 lb person walking for 1 hour at a very slow pace can burn roughly 118 calories and at a brisk pace can burn 224 calories in the same time frame.
– A 180 lb person walking for 1 hour at a very slow pace can burn roughly 163 calories and at a brisk pace can burn 267 calories in the same time frame.
The amount of calories you burn while exercising is dependent on several factors including your weight, the speed you traveling and the type of terrain you walk on (hills, flat, stairs etc…).
Seriously, if this information is not enough to motivate you to get out and walk, I am not sure what will? Take your kids, go solo or connect with your mama friends and make walking a part of your day.
Where do you plan on walking today?