Young fitness female runner legs ready for run on forest trail

Young fitness female runner legs ready for run on forest trail

Now that the weather is finally starting to clear up it is time to get outside. There are so many reasons to get out in the sunshine for some vitamin D. Walking for 10 minutes per day can help you to unwind after a long day. You can walk anywhere, the neighborhood, the park, a trail and it is free. Walking will get your blood flowing and get your muscles moving. It can also encourage relationships if you walk with a partner. “A brisk ten-minute walk a day will also reduce the risk of early death by 15 percent, according to England’s Public Health authority.” Walking can also improve your cardiovascular health, decrease low back pain and improve oxygen consumption.
If you want to increase the walking time to 20 minutes or two 10 minute walks there are even more benefits. “Walking 20 minutes per day cuts your chance of premature death by almost a third, according to a University of Cambridge study of 334,000 people.” Walking 20 minutes can also increase your metabolism which will help with weight loss if that is your goal.