Getting Walking! 20 Benefits of Taking a Walk

With the country in lockdown, there’s never been a more important time to keep yourself healthy, not only in body but also in mind!

Government lockdown guidelines allow you a daily walk and it’s a great way to keep you healthy and reduce stress. A half-hour walk around the block can have great benefits and also helps to break up the mundane of daily isolation.


Check out these twenty benefits of walking.

  • Walking helps you with weight management
  • You don’t need any special equipment
  • Anyone can do it, just open the front door and step out
  • One of the simplest form of exercise
  • It’s a low impact exercise
  • Low risk of injury
  • It lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is the bad cholesterol
  • Raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the good cholesterol!
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces risk of some cancers
  • Helps to reduce to risk and aids with the management of type 2 diabetes
  • Improves your mood
  • Reduces the symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Reduces stress
  • Helps maintain strong bones
  • Reduces the risk of heart attack
  • Reduces risk of heart disease
  • Builds aerobic fitness
  • helps maintain lean muscle tissue
  • It’s free!

Remember when you are out for your daily walk to respect the social distancing rules and keep a two-meter distance from other people.


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