It is no news for anybody in the world that lockdown is a reality and gyms are closed. For a lot of us, we are not able to even go out for a walk or a run. We are just allowed out for the essentials.

It’s so important to try and remember to stay active for your overall health. If you area allowed, just going for a daily walk has so many benefits including benefits for your mental health!

Here are 20 benefits of walking:

  1. Doesn’t require special equipment
  2. One of the easiest way to get more active
  3. Reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety
  4. Helps with weight management
  5. It’s accesible to everyone
  6. It’s a low impact exercise
  7. Lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
  8. Raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol)
  9. Lowers blood pressure
  10. Reduces the risk of abnormal cell growth
  11. Helps reduce risk and aids with the management of type 2 diabetes
  12. Improves mood
  13. Helps maintain lean muscle tissue
  14. Helps maintain strong bones
  15. Reduces the risk of hearth attack
  16. Less likely to lead to injuries
  17. Reduces stress
  18. Reduces risk of hearth disease
  19. You don’t have to pay for it
  20. Builds aerobic fitness