|Picture taken last week|
Now that I'm not working the local farmer's market
and I've opened my own Seed Shop I have started walking again!
|Picture taken this morning|
Reduce your Health Risk. From Livestrong, "The metabolic syndrome is a constellation of risk factors that increase the possibility of developing cardiovascular disease. These include high blood pressure, glucose intolerance, low levels of HDL cholesterol, high levels of triglycerides, and insulin resistance. Andreas Katsiaras, Ph.D., states that even those who engage in as little as three hours a week of aerobic exercise such as walking are 50 percent less likely to be diagnosed with the metabolic syndrome that those who remain sedentary.
|Funny sign outside a local establishment|
Stress Reduction. From Good Relaxation, "Morning walks also give you the added time to meditate and reduce stress. Morning is generally quiet and calming and your brain is functioning at a higher level. Better decisions can be made and a start to your working day is enhanced."
It's Easy. Walking does not require any extra equipment other than a good pair of shoes. No membership, weight machines or even "hip" exercise outfits necessary.
It's Free. I choose to get in my car and drive 4 minutes to the beach and then pay $1-$2 to park. I like the beach because I get amazing sea air and the beauty of the sand, waves and broadwalk. I could easily walk around my neighborhood and it would be free.
That's 5 great reasons to get walking.
I'm off to get ready for the day. What are you up to?