There are many researches who have revealed that physical activity is one of the major cornerstones for good health. Nowadays people work out a lot and spend most of their time away from home and maybe come home late. Then it’s understandable that lot of people don’t bother to go to the gym after a long day at work. But one of the easiest way to be physically active is to take a good walk in the neighbourhood. You can the neighbours curtains and cars on the way.
Half an hour per day
When you take a walk you always try to walk a little bit faster than you usually do. Then your heart needs to do an extra work and you have to breath a little bit more. To get a good exercise out of your walk it’s best to keep walking for at least 20 minutes and it’s best if you can walk for 30 minutes. If you don´t have the time to walk for 30 minutes then you can try to walk for 10 minutes before you go to work. Then you could take a short walk during lunch break and take the last 10 minute walk before you go to sleep.
3 times a week
Of course it’s best if you can walk for 30 minutes every day of the week, then you get good exercise out of it. But if you can’t then 3 times a week is minimum. It’s best to spread the walking over the week, for example on Monday, Wednesday and Friday or just as fits best to your daily routines. The most important is to get going.
Start a group
It’s always hard get out to take a walk on your own, there are so many excuses and it’s so easy to sit down again and decide to do it in the morning. Then the best thing to do is to start a walking group and ask people to join you on the walk. It could be your best friend, a coworker, a neighbour or you could even write down when and where the walking takes place and hang it up in your neighbourhood (next grocery store, shop, movie or bus station). Then hopefully someone will join you and much more entertaining to have someone to talk to wile you are walking. The time goes faster, you walk faster and even after a few days you feel like you just can’t miss it, you have to go and meet your groopies and take a walk.