Could you use something simple to encourage you and help lift your spirits? Something simple to help you look and feel more alive and motivated?
The world is a challenging place right now and many of us are feeling overwhelmed, weary, and weighed down by the challenges we are facing. I don’t know about you but the last thing I need right now is another goal to set, another diet to start, or another boot camp exercise routine to show up to.
Consider for a moment 2 simple things you can easily begin today that will help you look and feel better.
Benefits of Walking
Sean Foy, an exercise physiologist, and behavioral coach recently investigated what the researchers from the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Heart Association, Harvard University, and the Mayo Clinic say about the benefits of regular walking. That’s right, just simply walking! Not a marathon. Not a sprint. Not even a finish line……Just simply one foot in front of the other
- Immune System Booster
- Improves Your Mood
- Lowers Your Risk of Diabetes
- Increases Coordination and Balance
- Stronger Bones
- Added Energy
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Raises HDL (Good Cholesterol)
- Decreases Chance of Developing Heart Disease
- Increases Core Strength (Helps with Back Pain)
- Promotes Joint Health While Reducing Stiffness
- Cancer Risk Reduced
- Balances Metabolism/Burns Fat
- Youthful Skin
- Aids in Better Eye Health
- Increases Lung Capacity and Function
Benefits of Friends
Staff at the Mayo Clinic say friends can help you celebrate good times and provide support during tough times. Friends prevent loneliness and offer you needed companionship. Friends can also:
- Increase your sense of belonging and purpose
- Boost your happiness and reduce your stress
- Improve your self-confidence and self-worth
- Help you cope with traumas, such as divorce, serious illness, job loss, or the death of a loved one
- Encourage you to change or avoid unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as excessive drinking or lack of exercise
And there’s more…
Friends play a significant role in promoting your overall health. Adults with strong social support have a reduced risk of depression, high blood pressure, and an unhealthy body mass index (BMI). Studies have even found that older adults with a rich social life are likely to live longer than their peers with fewer connections.
Walking + Friends = One Amazing YOU!
Need some simple help with this?
You are invited to my first
Walk and Talk Coaching Group
October 13th to November 3rd
Every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Click here for more information and to register
I hope to see you there! Invite a friend to walk along side you or bring yourself and meet a new friend! Just keep it SIMPLE!
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