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Why Perambulate?



Perambulate (def): To walk or travel through or round a place or area, especially for pleasure and in a leisurely way.


No matter where you are, you can go take a walk. There’s no class to sign up for or opening hours when it comes to walking, especially when you do it outside. When and how you do it is totally up to you.


You’ve been walking since you were a baby. The beauty of walking is the ease with which the human body does it. There’s no tricky poses to hold; there’s no challenging equipment to master. You put on your shoes and start moving


Why Perambulate?


WALK YOURSELF HAPPY

Rediscover walking as a daily habit, even if you only have 5 mins a day a study has shown that it enhances mood and self esteem as a result of time spent outside.


IMPROVE HEALTH Being active can help to lower blood pressure and prevent high blood pressure. This helps to lower your risk of heart problems in the future.

  • Walking — even once a week — can cut the risk of an early death by almost 20 percent.

  • Walking 5½ miles per week can reduce the risk for cardiovascular issues. Walking longer stretches at a faster pace also increases protection from heart problems.

  • Every 0.62 mile walked daily, leads to a 5% decrease in becoming obese.

  • Those who walked at least 5 days a week for 20 minutes at a time had 43% fewer sick days than those who exercise less than once per week.

  • Women who walk a minimum of 7 hours weekly have a 14% lower risk of developing breast cancer once menopause starts.

  • Walking can alleviate arthritis pain since it circulates fluid that brings oxygen to the joints while also removing inflammation.

  • Walking for at least 30 minutes daily can help with blood pressure reduction.


REDUCE STRESS It’s the perfect way to zone-out and rid yourself of any daily stress. Plus, the exercise-induced endorphins released will leave you feeling better than ever by helping to improve your mood. Spending 20-30mins outside has been shown to significantly reduce the stress hormone cortisol.


AID WEIGHT LOSS

When walking is paired with a healthy diet, it can promote weight loss. The more you walk, you’ll lose inches and even pounds — reducing your risk of diabetes and obesity. Regular walking can help you maintain a healthy weight, burn calories and help tone and strengthen your muscles.


DISCOVER NEW PLACES Explore your local area by foot and discover somewhere new you didn’t even realise was there.


SAVE MONEY It’s Free. You can literally walk anywhere. In your living room. Around the block. Up and down your stairs. The options are endless, and you don’t need to scan a gym card to do it!


WALK AND TALK You can walk alone or have friends join you. It’s a great way to burn calories while catching up on everything from family news to celebrity gossip. Families can walk together after dinner, too, as a nice way to unwind before bed.


INCREASE ENERGY LEVELS You might sometimes feel like you’re too tired to get out walking, but keeping active can actually boost your energy and help you feel less tired in the long term. Try to find places with lots of greenery - the ever changing scenery and being in nature makes it far more enjoyable. Even taking a stroll along a street and admiring front gardens works for me.


IMPROVE SLEEP Adding more activity to your daily routine can help improve the quality of your sleep, meaning you feel more rested in the morning. But be careful that you don’t exercise vigorously too close to bedtime, as this might keep you awake.


SAVE THE PLANET You can do your bit for climate change by choosing to ditch the car or train for walking instead and avoiding carbon emissions.


Get Walking Today

Walking is one of the best ways to get in exercise with little effort.

If you're ready for the benefits of moderate exercise without having to sign up for a gym membership, walking is your free pass to get in shape. Not only does walking improve your physical health, but your mental health benefits as well.

And for most people working in desk jobs, it’s harmful to do too much sitting.


Ready to get walking? Stand up and get those steps in starting today! Even if your walking sessions are broken up throughout the day, every step counts. Aim for 30mins a day but remember; start small, a little walking is better than no walking.




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