Walking your way to good health is a wonderful way to get healthy and feel great about yourself. No matter your age, it is never to late to start taking better care of yourself.
Always check with your health care provider to be sure you are healthy enough to start this or any new exercise regime.
Walking is one of the best exercises that almost anyone can do. If you have problems getting up and around start slow. If you can walk from the bed to the kitchen and back, then you can up that length to walking from the kitchen to outside to the mail box and back. No matter how far you can walk the important thing is to get up and do it.
Every other day add another few steps to your daily exercise regime. If you can not go out side, walk several times back and forth from the bedroom to the kitchen and back again.
Walking on a treadmill is great for rainy days or for people who can’t get out of the house for one reason or another.
Walking out doors is wonderfully therapeutic for many different health reasons. Fresh air and sunshine are just to name a few. Deep breathing exercises for better lung health and exposure to sun light will help with getting your daily dose of vitamin D and also help prevent or at least lesson the effects of depression.
If you don’t want to walk alone take your dog or a friend along. The buddy system helps keep some people motivated to keep on the right track to a healthier lifestyle.
Over time you will become healthier and be able to take longer walks with less effort. Don’t wait start today walking your way to good health.