Self-Care September is almost over and we've watched what we ate and caught up on our beauty sleep. Another thing that suffers when we're tired, stressed, or busy is exercise. That's why this week we're reminding ourselves to walk it off.
Getting more exercise can feel daunting. We can't all make it to the gym everyday or run a marathon, so sometimes it's easy to stop before you even get started. Did you know, though, that just walking every day (or even most days) can have some great health benefits?
Walking for just 2.5 hours each week, or 21 minutes a day, lowers your risk of heart disease by 30%. It can also reduce your risk of diabetes and cancer, help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and keeps you mentally sharp. On top of that, studies have shown that every one minute of brisk walking women do during the day decreases their risk of obesity by 5%. With all these health benefits, you can't afford not to start exercising.
This week, we're taking it one step at a time and making sure we walk at least an hour a day. How will you get your steps in?