Beacon Health & Fitness Granger

3221 Beacon Parkway
Granger, IN 46530

Monday - Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

(574) 647-8460

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The Power of Walking

When it comes to exercise, sometimes it can seem intimidating or complicated. It doesn’t have to be. Never underestimate the power and impact a great walk can do for your body, mind, and soul.

10 reasons Why Walking is So Good for You

Walking can improve your mood. Whether you are catching up with an old friend, soaking in some well needed vitamin D, or finding a moment of peace, walking can brighten your day no matter the weather.

Walking helps burn calories. Movement burns more calories than not moving. Walking is one of the best low impact ways to mobilize fat and alter body composition. Set a daily goal for yourself, and stick with it. Your waist line will thank you later, as will your metabolism.

Walking can reduce the risk of chronic disease. By consistently walking, you are lowering your blood sugar levels, which decreases your risk for diabetes. It’s also heart healthy and reduces the risk of heart disease.

It may delay the onset of varicose veins. The venous system is included in the circulation of your body. By moving your legs, it strengthens muscles and boosts healthy blood flow, which can reduce the risk of varicose and spider veins.

Digestion improves with walking. So, perhaps don’t reach for that cup of coffee in the morning, but start your day with a walk. Walking allows you to utilize your core and engage your abdominal muscles, which encourages movement in your GI system.

Walking can help you feel more creative. Going for a walk in the fresh air can spark those creative juices. So if you’re stuck in a rut, a walk might just do the trick!

It can alleviate joint pain. Walking increases blood flow to those tense areas and helps strengthen the muscles surrounding your joints. 10 minutes to an hour a day can help those pesky joints.

Walking can boost your immunity. It also helps lower your risk of disease and prompts longevity, especially those at risk for inflammatory diseases. Because it’s low impact, walking may also help those with COPD.

It can even help you live longer. The secret to a longer, healthier, and happier life, might just be getting outside and walking. It allows you to also stay active and connected to loved ones and friends, which is essential as we age.

You’ll get a better night’s rest. Walking helps reduces pain and stress, allowing you to relax.

Kristen Stooksbury