It's officially May, which means it's National Walking Month...
So, put your car keys down and leave your bike at home: it's time to break out those walking shoes.
Here are 8 reasons why you should try to walk at least 20 minutes each day this month:
- It's free!
That's right, you won't have to pay a pretty penny to go for walk. How cool is that, right?
- Health benefits galore
Stronger heart? Check. Lower blood pressure? Check. Lower disease risk? Check. I mean, c'mon the benefits of walking are endless...
- Aids in weight loss
You'll be burning calories and increasing your metabolism, plus walking is better than running for your knees.
- Tone that booty
Who doesn't want a toned booty? You'll also tone your calves, quads, hamstrings, glutes, and waist! #winning
- Vitamin D boost
Many people in the UK are vitamin D deficient, so walking outside will help you get those vitamins we all desperately need. Maybe wear some sunscreen if it's super sunny, though...
- Extra energy
Walking helps boost circulation and increases oxygen supply to every cell in your body, which will make you feel more alert and alive.
- Makes you happy
Walking is exercising. So, you'll be releasing endorphins and reducing stress and anxiety, which means your mood will be boosted!
- Discover new things
Whether you're walking your local streets, the park, canal towpaths or a nature reserve, you're bound to discover something new you otherwise wouldn't have. Pretty cool, huh?
Remember, it's easy. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other, and soon you'll be walking out the door...
Now get out there and try walking 20 minutes every day! #Try20