This week I really wanted to focus on walking. Walking is one of the best exercises that you can do at any age. If you are able to walk, it really is something you should take at least a half hour out of your day to do every day if possible. Getting into the habit of getting up and out of the house every day to get some fresh air is also a good thing for you to do. There are a few things that you need to remember before you go out for a long walk, though. Here are some of them.
1. Proper Shoes. If you do not have the proper footwear to walk for an extended period of time each day, you may be doing more damage to your body than you would be by just sitting at home watching television. Having a good pair of walking shoes is imperative if you are trying to exercise. If you are unsure about what is a good walking shoe, then ask your doctor or go into your local store and ask for a recommendation.
2. Be Aware of Your Surroundings. It is extremely important that you make sure that you stay safe while you are walking. If you need to cross any streets, be sure that you look both ways and stay alert while you do so. It is also always better to walk with someone else for safety reasons. If someone seems suspicious, then always trust your gut and leave to a safe place as quickly as you can. Always make sure to have your cell phone on you in case of emergencies as well. Keep an eye on the ground while you walk as well, you never know when you'll find a hole of some sort that could cause some serious damage.
Walking is one of the best low impact exercises that you can do to help your body stay healthy. If you are able to get up and walk around, even just for a little bit every day, we really suggest doing so. You never know, you may be able to work your way up to a half hour every day with some determination and work. Come into Wirth Chiropractic today and we can help set up an exercise plan that works for you.