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Habit of the Month – Walking

This months habit is again something which we often overlook in terms of its impact. Walking has numerous physical benefits for us, such as burning calories helping us to maintain a healthy body weight. Regular walking also has great benefits on our cardiovascular system and immune system. What’s more, it helps to prevent joint issues such as arthritis by lubricating the joint.

But the benefits go beyond the physical. The mental benefits of going for a walk, particularly in nature are profound. Studies show it can reduce anxiety and depression, boost self-esteem and reduce symptoms of social withdrawal.

Walking may also help clear your head and help you think creatively. A study that included four experiments compared people trying to think of new ideas while they were walking or sitting. Researchers found participants did better while walking, particularly while walking outdoors.

These are just some of the benefits of walking regularly, making it a no brainer to adopt as a consistent habit

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