Daily walking is a simple yet powerful form of exercise that offers a wide range of physical and
mental health benefits.

Here are 5 practical ways to make walking a regular part of your daily routine:

Morning and evening walks

Schedule a brisk walk in the morning or evening. This can be a great way to kick start your day by
giving your more energy or is a great way to unwind and de-stress in the evening. Aim for at least 30
minutes of brisk walking to enjoy cardiovascular benefits.

Lunchtime walks

Use part of your lunch break to go for a walk. Instead of sitting at your desk or in the breakroom, take a stroll outside. This not only provides physical activity but also helps refresh your mind for the afternoon.

Walk and Talk

If you have phone calls or virtual meetings, consider taking them while walking. Use a hands-free
device and walk around your office, home or nearby park. It’s an effective way to multitask and
accumulate steps throughout the day.

Park further away

When commuting or running errands, park your car a bit further away from your destination. This
small change can add up over time, providing extra steps and turning routine activities into
opportunities for physical activity.

Social walks

Turn social activities into walking opportunities. Instead of meeting friends for a coffee or a meal,
suggest going for a walk together. It’s a social and healthy way to catch up while getting your daily
steps in.

Remember to start gradually if you’re new to regular walking. Gradually increase the duration and
intensity as your fitness level improves. Setting specific goals, as such tracking your steps and
distance can help keep you motivated.

A great resource is the Just Start Walking initiative by the Australian Chiropractors’ Association:

Having pain or trouble getting mobile? We are here to help! Come in for a consultation and we’ll
help to get you moving!

Call us on (07) 3892 1440 or visit our website https://www.yerongachiropractic.com.au/

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