SIGN-UP FOR ‘WALK THE TALK’
First, because why not? But in case you need a bit more convincing, here comes the top 3 reasons for why join ‘Walk The Talk’ this August:
1. It’s probably the healthiest event you can join
Easy and simple as that: It’s genuinely good for you. How often do you dedicate time to your wellbeing? How often do you spend time thinking on yourself and what makes you thrill?
Exactly. Sadly, the most common answer is, almost never.
However, here comes a great opportunity to do something for yourself. Take you out there, enjoy the (hopefully nice) weather while you walk around a peaceful park, taking a break from the city and the responsibilities that come with our day-to-day routines. Really, why not?
Walking does not require the walker to be in their fittest shape, nor it demands a pace or rhythm that you are not comfortable with. Guess what, you choose! And most often than not, you’ll find yourself walking a longer distance that you thought you would. That’s because, when we do something that does not require all our attention (and let’s face it, you can walk even with your eyes closed) (not that you have to, though), we start daydreaming and allowing our imagination to take us elsewhere. Before you know, you are 3 miles from home in – what feels like – a split of a second.
Not enough for benefits? Okay, okay. Let’s talk about the physical benefits then!
Firstly, walking for even just 30 minutes increases your cardiovascular capacity, reducing the risk of heart disease or stroke. Moreover, it helps improve your balance and your muscle strength, therefore releasing joint and muscular stiffness. Isn’t this great?
Furthermore, these benefits come without much effort, as it’s considered a ‘brisk’ activity. This means that you should walk at a pace that allows you to talk, but not sing, comfortably. This is also great news, because it means you can catch up with a friend, or even just walk your cute dog, while working on yourself. Some would call this a win-win!