A healthy day involves food, light, breathing, stress control, planning, and also physical activity.
The easiest way to introduce physical activity into your life is with a simple hack: walking 7,000 steps a day.
Here’s how to do it properly for the best results and the reasons behind it.
How To Do It
As simple as it sounds - just walk 7,000 steps every day. You can do it all at once at a specific hour or you can divide it into different chunks of steps that sum 7,000 in total.
You can do it slowly or you can walk a bit faster - up to you.
Customize it depending on how you feel - and if you can walk more than that, go for it.
We recommend you do it outside - so that the light can get on your face and dissipate your mind. You can do it during a work break to free up your mind and relax your body.
The purpose of this is to make your life more active without having to undergo strenuous workout routines - it’s the ideal introduction that will lead to bigger gains afterward.
Why Does It Work?
Walking more will help you to burn more fat, boost your cognitive function and mental wellbeing, and overall, improve your health. Here’s the evidence:
It will strengthen your cardiovascular system and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by 19% (evidence)
It will improve oxygen saturation, and hence, bring more aerobic power and increase energy levels (evidence)
It will improve your mood while combatting anxiety and stress (evidence)
Overall, walking more is the perfect complement to boost your health and improve your life quality.
So, walk more and see the magic happen!