The world as a whole is more health conscious than ever before with all we hear on the news about physical fitness and healthy eating to live longer healthier lives. Every day we hear of some new illness that's affecting millions. When we see our doctor for a checkup, we're usually given the same advice: eat healthy and get plenty of exercise.
The world is filled with facilities to accommodate our need and desire for exercise. Hardly a town can be found that doesn't have a public gym, fitness center or weight loss program. Unfortunately, many people can't afford the membership fees that are involved in joining these facilities or can't seem to fit them into their already busy lives. After working all day, driving the kids to their endless amount of activities, who has time to spend driving plus spend a few hours at fitness center? After all, there are only so many hours in the day.
Walking is something that can be easily fit into your daily life, without ever having to leave your yard. While you're cooking dinner, you can easily take a quick walk around the block. Employees are also choosing to walk to their favorite restaurant on their lunch hour rather than fighting the busy traffic. Walking is definitely becoming America's favorite past time. Not only is walking great exercise but with the right person it can be a lot of fun. Walking allows you the opportunity to catch up with your friends and family members and keep up with what's going on in their lives. The best thing about walking is that will all the other many benefits it provides, it's also free. You can't use the excuse that you can't afford it. Walking comes with a price that can't be beat!
Sometimes we want to be around others and catch up on the latest news or just chat with them while we exercise but sometimes we just want to be alone with time to think and reflect. Walking allows you that option because you can choose whether you walk alone or with a friend or family member.
Walking also gives you the chance to get some fresh air. Exercise is so important for our overall health and walking is great therapy for the heart. It keeps the blood circulating better and improves the pumping of the heart. People with breathing difficulties also benefit greatly from walking outdoors, absorbing fresh air and sunshine. Walking is great for everyone!