Go walk it off

Photo By: Giuseppe Milo

One thing that many people do not do enough of is waking. We sit on our chairs, we sit while we drive our cars and we lay down when we sleep.  With all the time spent not moving it is little wonder why many people have the health issues that they do.

Walking calms you down

How many times have you watched a sporting event where a fight breaks out and the coach tells his players to go walk it off?  The reason they tell them to walk it off is to take their minds off the stress and anger they are feeling.  Walking gets the blood flowing and it helps calm the mind.

Walking can help clear your mind

I have found that taking a walk, long or short, can really clear my head and slow down my overactive mind.  If I have too much going on in my life or some form of stress, taking a walk helps me put everything in perspective.  The walk helps me organize my thoughts and allows me to focus on what is important in my life instead of all the little things that I shouldn’t even have in my mind.

Walking is exercise too

Walking can calm you down, clear your mind and it is good exercise too.  It burns calories, it helps strengthen your muscles and it can help make your heart stronger.  There are many other possible benefits that you can read about if you Google the term “benefits of walking” if you need more reasons to walk.

I would guess that many of you are asking why I am talking about going for walk on a blog about motivation and blogging?  The reason is, these walks have helped me come up with many ideas for blog posts and other ideas that were being clouded by all the mental chatter going on in my head.

I hope walking can help you too and if you try it, please leave a comment and let me know if it works for you.

2 Responses to Go walk it off

  1. I recently got one of those wearable fitness tracker thingies for my birthday, and it’s really opened my eyes as to how little I walk during the day. Even standing at my standing desk, I tend to be pretty sedentary. I always notice that I feel more relaxed (and can get to sleep much easier) on days where I walk 10,000+ steps vs. days where I barely move.

  2. Hi Elizabeth,

    I totally agree about the walking. On days that I don’t walk, I have the same issues with sleep and relaxing. Even though I spend a lot of time exercising, the walks really help my mind more than anything else.

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