The Centre of Disease Control recommends that we all get 30 minutes of exercise a day, built into our routines, 5 times a week.
These 30 minutes can be split into smaller segments throughout the day and, personally, I love to take a 10 minute walk on my lunch break.
The most common excuse from my clients is that they do not have enough time to commit to 30 minutes a day but once they start to build this 10-minute walk into their schedule, they soon see the benefits.
Top benefits of taking a walk:
- It helps beat the afternoon slump and wakens you up therefore improving your concentration.
- A 10-minute brisk walk can burn, on average, 50 calories.
- Walking is great for your heart health; it lowers blood pressure and regulates blood sugar.
- Exercise releases endorphins, making you feel happier and less stressed.
- Walking can improve your bone health, and weight bearing exercise helps strengthen your bones.
- It can make breathing easier and improve your lung function.
- Finally, did you know that walking can reduce pain? A lot of my clients suffer with lower back pain from sitting at a desk all day and this is from underuse of muscles and bad posture.
If you are worried about when you may fit in your lunch, take it with you and find a nice park bench to eat your food.
Spending just 10 minutes walking on your lunch break will help you feel motivated and productive for the rest of the day!
I would love to see your Autumn walk photos when you are out and about 🙂