Ritika Jain , BSc Home Science , Delhi : We all are aware that walking is one of the healthiest ways to exercise. It’s a low impact activity which can be done at any time and in any place with any one. There are many benefits to starting a walking routine today.
1 – Walking in the evening can relax you after a long day. During this time you are working different muscles of the body other than your mind which helps your body relax. Even though it’s exercise and you may feel tired after a long day, going for a walk will improve your energy levels and boost your mood.
2 – An evening walk means that your body is getting some exercise. People don’t exercise enough which is the cause of many health problems around the world. Going for a walk in the evening can help you get some exercise every day without being too exhausting. Thirty to sixty minutes is all you need for a decent workout after a tough day.
3 – Use the time during an evening walk to clear your mind. Walking is a soothing activity that can help you unwind and clear away any negative or stressful thoughts that may have plagued you over the course of the day.
4 – Taking a walk in the evening can help you sleep better. Many times it’s difficult to get to sleep because of thoughts running through our minds as we lie awake in bed. This is annoying and can deprive you of much needed sleep. A walk can fix that. You get some extra oxygen in your lungs, think things through as you walk and return home relaxed so that when it’s time to go to bed you can fall asleep easily and get a good nights’ sleep.
5 – Digest your dinner better by going for a walk. Taking a walk half an hour after you’ve eaten can help your body digest your food. Proper digestion is something that many people don’t think about but it can affect the way you feel. Digesting your food properly by taking a walk will help you feel lighter on your feet, reduce or even avoid bloating, and make you feel better overall.
There are many benefits to taking an evening walk. Stress less, get some exercise and digest your food properly before heading off to bed. Going for a walk in the evening is a great way to unwind and finish the day on a good note.
Courtesy : Katarzyna Radzka