This post, Reasons Why Walking Daily is Good For You, was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
The thing about walking is that it doesn’t seem like exercise. Does it? That is why I love it. I get to be outdoors with nature, enjoying the weather, taking in the scenery and watching all the creatures scurry about their day.
It definitely helps when I have hiking paths galore with backgrounds like this…
A daily 20 minute walk can increase your lifespan by 7 years! source: fitness.mercola.com
Why Walking Daily is Good
- Maintain or lose body weight, plus keeps your muscles toned.
- Enhance mental well being and emotions.
- Decreases stress and helps you to sleep better.
- Improves blood pressure and sugar levels.
- It really does give you more energy and keeps you happy!
- Reduce the risk of heart disease – this is one that means a lot to me.
My father had open heart surgery when I was an eighth grade. He was 42 years old. Its a heredity thing – his father had issues too. I am 42 years old in just 3 short years. Scary.
It’s never too late to start thinking and adopting healthy habits in our everyday lives!
Along with a daily walk, it is also important to take your vitamins regularly. A good rule of thumb is to take them at the same time each day – like at breakfast – so that it does become a habit.
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Join Nature Made ‘s 30-Day Healthy Habit Program to help keep you accountable. You’ll choose 4 Habits you want to work on, complete weekly challenges and be rewarded with coupons and prizes as you progress. You’ll even be entered to win $5,000 to help maintain your habits! (*For full rules and regulations visit NatureMade.com/Challenge)
Walking daily is good for me and I’m happy to make it a habit. I like my FitBit to track my daily steps and make me even more accountable. Check out my 10,000 Steps in a Day post where I give you easy ideas to keep walking throughout the day.
Also visit the Nature Made Daily Boost program for for inspiration and information to further your health goals and to get a sneak peek at what other Nature Made fans are doing to stay healthy.
Is walking daily a healthy habit you’d like to incorporate more?
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