Healthier LivingPreventive Care
May 12, 2023

National Walking Month

Walking is one of the most underrated forms of exercise. The month of May highlights National Walking Month to raise awareness about the importance of physical activities and having a healthy lifestyle. Walking a minimum of 30 minutes every day can be highly beneficial to your overall health. No, this isn’t the latest fad, cleanse, or diet. This won’t set you back a dollar, can be done anywhere, and has stood the test of time. In short, walking works.

Here are some tips on how to fit a quick walk into your daily routine.

  1. Take a walking meeting. Whether that be a virtual call or on a treadmill, you can fit some steps in as you get some work done.
  2. Invite a friend or family member on a walk. Not only does this give you time to connect with a loved one, but it helps hold you accountable when someone is staying active with you.
  3. Walk to your local shops and destinations. Is your job or coffee shop a short walk away? Try walking instead of driving.
  4. Listen to a podcast or audiobook. Find your go to podcast or audiobook and treat yourself to some time with it as you take a walk around the neighborhood.
  5. Explore a new park or trail. Take a walk through a different scenic area that you haven’t gotten to experience yet.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends setting a goal of at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day. A 30-minute walk provides numerous short and long-term health benefits to all aspects of your mind and body.

May shouldn’t just be the only month we all make time for walking. It is beneficial to incorporate it into our daily lives. Check out our team participating in National Walk at Lunch Day back in April!   

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