Contributed by Harleen Kaur
Going to bed early and getting up early makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise. We all have heard this saying at some point in our lives. But have you ever questioned why this proverb is so well known and considered true in all situations?
According to studies, a brisk walk for one hour can extend your life by two hours. and also help you with benefits like keeping your mind sharp, improving mental health, reducing your risk of heart disease and much more.
To enter a healthier world, all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other. Moving around may not be your first priority when you first wake up. But starting your day with a walk can give your body a number of health benefits, whether it’s a walk around your neighborhood or part of your commute to work or school.
Here are some benefits of walking
Help manage Diabetes
Morning walk is another great way to control our sweet condition. It improves our health and reduces our sugar cravings. Therefore, you can burn about 300 calories while walking briskly. It also helps to lose weight and control insulin levels in your body and makes you feel active.
Increase energy level
You can have more energy all day if you go for a morning walk. Studies show that walking increases the body’s ability to absorb oxygen. In addition, it can increase levels of cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. These are hormones that contribute to increased energy. A 20-minute walk outdoors can improve your mood and energy levels more than walking indoors.
It helps to sleep better
Do you often have trouble falling asleep? Walking every morning can help you with that. According to a study, physical activity, whether it’s going to the gym or walking, makes you feel tired and sleepy, and also helps improve your mood and emotional state. In addition, it also helps your body function all day long.
Make your skin look healthy
Acne, pimples, fine lines and wrinkles appear on your skin when it doesn’t get enough blood. As a result, your hormone levels rise. Walking makes it easier to use oxygen and promotes blood circulation. As a result, your skin gradually starts to glow and look healthier than before. Morning walk also ensures the amount of vitamin D for the body. This helps your skin look younger.
Improve muscle and joint pain
As you age, your elbows, knees, and hips are more prone to joint pain. According to research, walking gets your joints moving. They become more susceptible to joint effusion due to this compression and movement. As a result, joints can function and feel better because more oxygen and nutrients can reach them. Therefore, brisk walking can successfully cure people with osteoporosis and arthritis. It also makes you feel more active and reduces joint pain.
Reduce heart risk
A little morning walk can help you control your blood pressure and reduce your risk of having a heart attack. It helps to improve blood circulation, which reduces strain on your heart by reducing lipid levels. Both can be balanced by regular walking. You can try a short walk instead of intense exercise if you have cardiovascular problems.
Some tips when walking in the morning
If you like staying up late, getting up early to go for a walk can be a little daunting for you. Therefore, there are a few strategies to inspire yourself to incorporate morning walks into your routine:
- Get ready with your booster playlist
- Buy new clothes and comfortable sneakers
- You should stretch before walking
- Bring a bottle of water if you can
- Find a friend or colleague for a morning walk. Working with others while chatting can help you stay motivated.
Make sure your walking goals are realistic. Every day, try to walk or exercise for 30 minutes. Do exactly what your body tells you to do. You can gradually lengthen the length or distance of your walk.
A brisk morning walk can have a number of health benefits. You may feel increased energy throughout the day, notice improvements in your mood and mental health, and sleep better at night.
So, willpower is the most important factor to think about before embarking on a journey, it is important to have a determined mindset and a ready spirit. Staying motivated will help you create a habit.
Don’t worry if you feel out of breath after walking. It is a positive indicator of improved heart and lung health. The feeling will icing on the cake once you’ve reached your daily goal. So stop thinking now. And, let’s walk now.