April 5th is National Walking Day

Wednesday, April 5 is known as National Walking Day and that means it’s time to put on some walking shoes and head out the door! Whether you are a beginner or experienced walker, there are many things to know about walking, from the right way to go walking to how taking a walk can benefit you. Read below to find out more!

  • What are the benefits of walking?

There are many great benefits to walking and the first being that it is good for your overall health. Walking regularly, especially brisk walking can help support healthy weight as well as keep your bones and muscles feeling strong. In addition, walking can help to improve coordination and balance for your body as well improve your mood if you feel like you may be feeling low. Lastly, walking can help to prevent or manage things such as heart disease and blood pressure.

  • What is the proper way to walk?

One of the key things to remember while walking is your posture. Make sure that you keep your head up looking straight forward and not down below at the ground as well keeping your neck, back and shoulders relaxed. Lastly, make sure to keep your feet moving from heel to toe as you walk.

  • How can you plan a good routine?

There are a few things you can do to plan a good walking routine. Some of the things to consider are choosing what you wear all from what clothes you wear to the shoes you walk in. Also, you want to consider a walking course that has a smooth surface so that you can prevent yourself from injuries or uneven pavement. Lastly, make sure you warm up and stretch your body before you walk and at the end of your walk make sure to cool down.

Hopefully this article was helpful in preparing you and informing you about walking. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to go for a nice walk on National Walking Day!