Taking a few walks a day is very beneficial. It’s especially helpful right now, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taking a few walks a day, say three fifteen-minute walks, obviously gives you some low-impact exercise. It’s a very accessible kind of exercise. It’s a good way to get started with exercise. From there, you might progress to jogging or lifting weights.
Now that most of us are always walking around with pedometers thanks to the software built into our smartphones, a walk is an easy way to get a small, but concrete win in the form of a step count boost.
Taking a few walks a day breaks up the monotony of an ordinary day, or a not especially eventful day. This is especially helpful during COVID! It’s a great way to reset and refresh your mind and body.
Walks foster creativity. They help you come up with new ideas, and new approaches to problems you’re stuck on. Weaving a few walks into your day might help you get some breakthroughs on work or personal problems. You can make a habit of taking a walk when you get frustrated at work or are completely stuck on a particular problem.
One reason not to take a few walks a day would be lack of time. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are finding ourselves with extra time that was previously spent on a commute. Why not spend some of the time that was spent on a morning commute on a refreshing morning walk? And a walk at the end of the work day is a great way to disconnect from work and let go of tension.
Taking a walk is almost always a good idea, now more than ever.