May is National Walking Month
A time when everyone is encouraged to get out and move their bodies. Whether you walk around the block or hit your local gym for some cardio workouts, getting active can have many benefits for both your physical and mental health. Walking, in particular, helps to strengthen muscles and bones, tone the body, improve circulation, and reduce stress. In addition, research has shown that regular walking can also help to prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
So if you’re looking for a way to get in shape this May, why not take advantage of National Walking Month and hit the pavement? Whether it’s just a short stroll around the block or a long jog down the beach, getting active has never been more rewarding. Get moving today!
Keep your heart pumping with a good walk around the block.
Walking is the easiest way to get active and improve your cardiovascular health. Did you know a brisk walk for just 30 minutes a day can help reduce your risk of a stroke by as much as 27%? Walking can help your cholesterol levels and even lower your blood pressure. So this May, why not take advantage of National Walking Month and get yourself some fresh air and become fitter and feel better?
Not only does walking improve your physical health, but it can also help to reduce stress and improve your mood. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed or down in the dumps, take a walk and clear your head.
Walking is also a great way to explore your neighbourhood or city. If you’re visiting a new place, take some time to walk around and check out the sights.
Get the whole family involved with a walk
Walking is one of the best ways to get outside for some exercise and fresh air, and it’s also a great way to bond with family and friends. This May, why not take advantage of National Walking Month and go for a walk with your loved ones? It’s a great way to catch up and chat while getting some exercise at the same time.
If you have kids, you know how difficult it can be these days to get them unplugged from the online world. Walking can get them active and away from screens. Kids these days are spending more time than ever in front of screens, so it’s important to encourage them to get outside and be active. Walking is a great family activity that everyone can enjoy. So put down the screens and go for a walk!
Benefits of Walking
Walking is a great way to get active and improve your health. Here are just some of the benefits of walking:
- Strengthens muscles and bones
- Tones the body
- Improves circulation
- Reduces stress
- Can help prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes
Promote weight loss with a walk every day in May – National Walking Month
Walking is a great way to burn calories and promote weight loss. If you’re looking to lose weight this May, why not take advantage of National Walking Month and commit to walking every day?
Even just a 30-minute walk can help you burn calories (approx 75 calories at a regular pace or as much as 150 calories at a brisk pace) and work towards your weight loss goals. So put on your walking shoes and hit the pavement! With a little planning and some dedication, you can easily incorporate walking into your daily routine. And remember to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and stretch before and after you walk. Revoola can help track your walking activity and you can set goals and take part in leaderboard challenges. Download Revoola on the Apple App Store and also Revoola on Google Play
So what are you waiting for? Get moving today with a walk around the block, your local park or at the local gym. Not only will you feel better physically and mentally, but you’ll also be doing your part to promote a healthy lifestyle for yourself and others.
You work more muscles during a walk than you may think
You use more than 200 muscles when you walk, which means it’s great for toning your whole body. Walking with good posture will help to tone your core muscles while swinging your arms can help to tone your upper body. And if you really want to work your muscles, try walking up a hill or staircase.
Walking is great for your mental health
Walking can help to improve your mood and reduce stress. It can also help to boost your self-esteem and confidence. So if you’re feeling down or stressed, take a walk and clear your head.
If you suffer from anxiety or are just generally feeling low or lethargic, walking is a great mood booster. It can help to relieve tension, calm your mind and clear your thoughts.
Walking is also a great way to meet new people and make friends. You never know who you may meet when out for a walk.
So take some time for yourself this May during National Walking Month and go for a walk – you’ll be feeling better in no time!
Support your favourite charity with a sponsored walk in May
As well as giving you a goal to aim for why not support your chosen charity with a sponsored walk, you can set up your own just giving page and ask friends and family to sponsor you. Post your walking goal on your social media channels and raise some money for a good cause as well as benefitting your own physical and mental health at the same time.
There are many walks taking place up and down the country during National Walking Month that you can join in with, or you could choose to walk the coast path or a local beauty spot and set your own target.
Not only will you be helping to raise money for a good cause, but you’ll also be getting some fresh air and exercise. So it’s a win-win!
Walk to work or school instead of taking public transport
If you usually take the bus, tube or train to work or school and you are within walking distance, make a change during May and walk instead. It’s a great way to get some exercise before or after work, and you’ll save money on transport costs too!
Walking is low-impact and easy on your joints
If you have joint pain or other conditions that make high-impact activities difficult, walking is a great option for you. It is low-impact and gentle, helping to minimize strain on your joints while providing many of the same health benefits as other higher intensity activities.
Walking can be done anytime, anywhere
Another great thing about walking is that it requires very little equipment or preparation – you just need a comfortable pair of shoes and somewhere to walk! You can walk outdoors in parks or nature trails, or indoors in shopping malls or gyms. And you can do it at any time of day, even if you only have a few minutes to spare.