A walk a day keeps the doctor away!

We all know how important it is to look after both our health and well-being. One of the best forms of low impact exercise for our health is walking. 
Walking is the most affordable form of exercise to do. Yet, many people don’t do it for so many reasons. You don’t need any special equipment to walk, you only need a good pair of walking boots or trainers, and a willingness to do it. Small changes in your daily routine can bring long term benefits.

1. Walking Daily Is known to boost your mood.

 Walking helps to release “feel-good” endorphins in the brain which has a positive impact on your overall mood. If you find that you are feeling tired or in a bad mood, take yourself outdoors for a brisk walk in nature, it will instantly boost your mood as your body takes in the fresh air and sunshine. 


2. Walking everyday helps strengthens your bones and muscles.

Walking has a very low impact on the joints, so it is a great form of exercise for individuals with problems or pain in their joints.  If you’re just starting out exercising, walking is a good place to start to get into better shape, taking a daily walk can help strengthen and tone your muscles.
According to the National Institute of Health, “Not only can exercise improve your bone health, it can also increase muscle strength, coordination, and balance, and lead to better overall health.”


3. Walking can help lower your blood pressure and strengthen your heart.

Of all health benefits that walking has, the ability to help lower your blood pressure and to strengthen your heart may be the most important ones.  Studies show that regular exercise, such as walking, makes your heart stronger. This means your heart gets better at pumping blood through your body with less effort and this puts less force on your arteries.
Walking also helps you to keep your blood pressure at normal, lower rates.


4. Walking can help with better quality Sleep.

We all know the importance of getting a good nights sleep. Sometimes it is not always easy getting the quality of sleep we desire. Restless nights and lack of sleep can really affect our health. Exercise and going for a walk not only improves the quality of your sleep but also the time spent in a deep sleep or when our body restores itself.


Additional health benefits of walking daily.

Relieves anxiety and depression, improves creativity levels, boosts memory, reduces body weight and body fat and speeds up your digestion.

Put on your walking shoes, grab your Stash+Stow backpack not forgetting your daily essentials and head out in nature for at least 30 minutes a day.