Thursday, September 22, 2011

Walk and Be Well!

When was the last time you took 30 minutes out of your day to walk in the park?

If you can't remember, then make time this week to start a new, regular walking routine. Not only will walking improve your fitness, you'll gain lots of other benefits too.

Read on and discover how walking can change your life ...

Walking out in the fresh air has always been known as a great way to improve your health and well-being. A brisk walk boosts circulation, keeps muscles strong, helps you maintain a healthy heart and healthy weight, and even improves your mood by releasing 'feel-good' hormones. All in all, a walk in the park is healthy and allows you to be well.

But the benefits don't end there!

There's much more to gain from spending 30 minutes walking several times per week. While you're walking, you can use this time to boost your brain power, enhance your self-esteem, reduce stress, and focus on improving your life.

Walking time is the ideal time to contemplate and focus on what you want from life.

Many people (me included) take a daily walk to enhance health and to focus on self-development.

Before you set out on your walk, consider your intentions. What do you aim to achieve today? Do you need to be more positive? Is there a problem you need to solve? Are there emotions or issues you wish to resolve within yourself?

Be specific. Focus on what it is you wish to change and then use your walk to recite positive affirmations and self-suggestions.

After 30 minutes or so, you'll return from your walk feeling more positive and refreshed. You may even work out solutions to challenges or see difficulties from a new perspective.

If you don't quite believe just how life-changing the simple act of walking can be, give it a try. Walk every day for a couple of weeks and see what a difference it makes to how you feel and how you approach life.

Not only will you feel healthier, you'll be ready to face the world with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.

So, figure out a route, even if it's just a couple of circuits round the block. Where possible, head for a park or a place where nature is abundant to further boost well-being. Step-by-step, walk into a new and better life!

Today's inspiration:

"A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes." - Mohandas Gandhi

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