Sometimes we just need to de-stress from our crazy lives. Being alone with our thoughts is a fabulous way to solve a problem, see situations from a different perspective, or simply chill. A good walk is the PERFECT way to take your mind in a different place. It’s always good to get your body moving. Physical activity gets your heart pumping, your blood flowing and, in turn, gives you a sense of renewal.
If you live in the city, your walk can be as simple as walking right past your apartment into the next neighborhood. If you live in the suburbs, take a walk right outside your door or outside of your office. Many parks usually have beautiful walking paths, are convenient and well kept. Another suggestion is to visit a local high school. You may find a track that is free for you to use…plus if you are feeling adventurous, you can walk up and down the bleacher steps for an awesome leg workout. Even your local mall is a place that you utilize when the weather isn’t so agreeable.
You don’t have to walk for an hour to feel a sense of accomplishment. Taking just 5 minutes a day is the start of a great habit. You’ll begin to see that there are both physical and mental benefits associated with it. Try it!