At this point, you probably know the value of exercise in your life. If not, here’s a quick reminder. Regular exercise:
- Reduces risk of heart disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, a number of types of cancer, arthritis and falls
- Stimulates the brain chemicals that leave you feeling happier and more relaxed
- Improves muscle strength and boosts endurance
- Helps you fall asleep faster and deepens your sleep
- And much more!
But did you know that even a 30-minute walk a day could provide these benefits?
And all you need is a pair of sneakers and 30 minutes!
Walking (or exercising) when going through a divorce can become a true life saver.
Walking is a Mood Booster
Going for a walk is a positive, healthy way to boost your mood. No wine or chocolate needed here! It has been proven that regular walking modifies your nervous system so you actually experience a decrease in anger and hostility.
Walking gets your Creativity going
We know that you have to become a creative genius when going through a divorce (or dealing with an ex-spouse). What better way to increase that creative thinking then a quick walk? There’s also something about being outside and away from it all that calms down your emotional thinking and helps you develop positive solutions.
Walking helps you get Sexy Legs and a Smaller Waistline.
Need we say more?
Walking gives you Regularity.
This one is a little detailed but walks greatly improve you gastric mobility (yes, that is a real term!). So your walking routine can lead to other positive routines that will start to happen on a more regular basis.
Walking helps you with your Goal Achievement.
Once you start walking and get on a regular schedule, you are more likely to take on additional healthy behaviors and other goals will feel more reasonable.
Taking a walk is an easy step you can start taking today (no pun intended!). Go for a walk with yourself & some good music. Walk with your dog. Walk with your kids. Walk with your friends. Maybe even suggest walking meetings at your office (companies are always looking for health promoting activities!). Call a friend, put some headphones on or just listen and observe nature.