If you’re an office worker, stuck in the 9-5 rut of sitting at your desk, how about making this lunchtime the start of a new healthier routine? Walking just a mile a day in your lunch hour, has a multitude of benefits for your health and wellbeing, and the best part is that it will only take about 15-20 minutes, still leaving plenty of time to eat your lunch.
Clear your mind
A walk gives you a change of scenery that will help re-focus your brain when you get back to the office, not only that, it’s a valuable break for your eyes from staring at screens all day. You’ll return from your walk feeling refreshed and ready to take on the afternoon.
Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of variety of illnesses, as well as helping people maintain a healthy weight and keep active. Walking is the perfect exercise to add to your routine for any level of fitness, and any age group, make sure you walk at a brisk pace to maximise the benefits. The Levenstyle team recommend MapMyWalk and Runkeeper for tracking your progress.
Boost your mood
Exercise is shown to be a mood booster, due to the endorphins released in the body. The other benefits include reduced stress and improved sleep, all of which will lead to an overall feeling of improved happiness.
The benefits if walking are huge, and given that it’s such a simple thing to do, there’s no reason not to head outdoors this lunchtime. Get your trainers on and get out there. Let us know how you get on with your mile a day walk on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #LivingTheLevenstyle.