But did you know that today is also National Walking Day? National Walking Day is sponsored by the American Heart Association each year on the first Wednesday of April. This annual event is a call-to-action to increase physical activity by going for a walk. This is simply a day to celebrate the easiest way to become the healthiest version of ourselves.
With the COVID-19 quarantine going on right now, I think we all need to get out in the fresh air as much as possible.
Some Health Benefits of Walking
- reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
- increased cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness
- helps reduce or manage conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure,) high cholesterol, and diabetes
- stronger bones
- improved balance
- increases muscle strength and endurance
- helps reduce body fat
- reduces stress