Walking can provide calmness in our daily lives (as opposed to that nervous panic when your train is delayed or you’re stuck in traffic), and the opportunities that walking presents whether this be the opportunity to pick up a pint of milk, to check out the menu of a new restaurant or to burn off more energy than you would sat in your car.
Walking to and from everyday destinations is also a great way to clear the mind, it gives you time to process your thoughts, let your mind wander and for you to take in some fresh air. Walking can have beneficial effects on your mental wellbeing as well as your body’s wellbeing; one hour of walking can burn a similar amount of energy to that found in a large latte made with whole milk, a Cadbury’s Wispa bar or a small portion of nachos!
Check out Living Streets #Try20 Summer Challenge to see how you could add 20 minutes of walking to your day.
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