Walking, many experts will say is one of the best, if not the best way to get a little physical activity. Experts recommend the average adult aim for 10,000 steps each day. To help achieve that, consider purchasing a pedometer to keep track. Fitness expert say, “a regular walking program helps lower your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.”
A daily walking regimen is a great way to exercise without putting a strain on the knees and joints. By leaving home each day a little earlier and walking to work, rather than driving, you’ll not be on your way to achieving a healthier lifestyle, but you’ll also be doing Mother Earth a much-needed favour. Commit to walking to your destination at least one day a week if you can and feel better about your shrinking carbon footprint. Just remember to stay hydrated!
Running is an exercise that, like walking, can be done anywhere will little to no equipment needed. “Running burns more calories in less time than almost any other continuous exercise, due to the impact based nature of the activity,” says experts.
To make running a real environmentally savvy exercise, why not wear eco-friendly running shoes? It is suggested trying an eco-friendly barefoot running shoe, which they say “helps promote a natural running stride.”
A regular yoga practice will help improve your flexibility and core strength, in addition to enhancing your overall body awareness. Yoga will also introduce you to mediation—the act of focusing your mind. Move your daily yoga session outdoors and benefit from the calming effects of nature as well.