Hurray, it’s the first Wednesday in April! Happy World Walking Day!
Go out, experiment, feel, relax your mind and enjoy nature! It’s easy xxx
Walking is considered an excellent form of exercise for several reasons. Here are a few reasons why it can be beneficial for physical fitness, mental relaxation, and emotional balance:
- Low impact: Walking is a low-impact activity that places less stress on joints and muscles compared to other high-impact exercises. This makes it an excellent choice for people of all fitness levels and ages, not only for those who want to burn fat.
- Aerobic exercise: Walking is a form of aerobic exercise that increases heart rate, breathing, and circulation. Regular aerobic exercise has been shown to improve cardiovascular health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, and improve overall physical fitness.
- Mental relaxation: Walking in nature or other peaceful environments can be a great way to clear the mind, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote mental relaxation. The rhythmic motion of walking can also be meditative and calming.
- Emotional balance: Walking can stimulate the release of endorphins, which are natural chemicals that promote feelings of happiness and well-being. This can help to improve mood and emotional balance.
While walking may not be the only way to achieve physical fitness, mental relaxation, and emotional balance, it is a simple and accessible form of exercise that can be easily incorporated into daily life. All it takes is a clear yes to yourself, the decision and determination.
There is a growing body of scientific evidence that suggests that walking exercise can provide numerous benefits for physical, mental, and emotional health.
A 2018 study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that walking was associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality, as well as a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and respiratory disease.
Reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, and boost cognitive function!
A 2018 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that walking in nature was associated with reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety, and improved overall mental health.
Walking can promote emotional balance and overall well-being. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Health Psychology found that walking was associated with increased positive affect and reduced negative affect, as well as reduced perceived stress.
Learning by Doing
You are a Walking Guru!
I created a few mental exercises you can experiment with while walking. They are all free on soundcloud, such as the “elevator exercise” similar to pelvic muscle exercise to promote strong core muscles or conscious muscle relaxation+breathing exercises. The opposite movement of arms and legs while walking can have several positive impacts on the brain, including improved cognitive function, enhanced brain plasticity, reduced stress, and improved balance and coordination. There is so much to discover while walking… All it takes is you saying yes and just doing it. No time? Go for 10 minutes instead of a coffee during break…
For 22 1/2 years now I have been promoting walking in nature and accompanying individuals and corporate teams in many countries on the path to a mindful approach to wellbeing and the communication between body, mind and spirit. Those who see chronic stress, burnout, obesity, inflexibility or psychosomatic challenges as a result of unmet needs or out-of-balance lifestyle habits can lovingly and responsibly take charge and make the whole journey an adventure. That’s my job as a walking coach: to make the journey to wellness and stepping out of the hamster wheel an exciting experience:
I have had the pleasure of walking with Manuela when vacationing in Lake Tahoe. I have long been a strong believer in many of her methods – particularly how thoughts effect both physical and emotional health. As a beauty and age-proofing expert, walking silently in nature is one of my rejuvenation secrets. Walks helps unclutter my mind thoughts, keep my body conditioned and provide a perfect time to pray or meditate. The additional tips Manuela shared with me were most valuable, especially her Yaduma “elevator” core muscle exercise – EASIER and MORE EFFECTIVEthan any other tummy toning exercises I have done. Luckily she visits clients in Los Angeles, where I reside, so I am looking forward to walking with her again soon. She’s empowering!Louisa Maccan-Graves, Beauty & Age-Proofing Expert at HollywoodBeautySecrets.com, Los Angeles
Go out, have fun!
Happy World Walking Day
Lots of Love to all,
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