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Our first week on 14th June kicks off on a lighter shade of green, inviting you all to go for a walk. Let me inspire you by sharing with you the 8 benefits of walking as a form of meditation.
WHY IS WALKING GOOD FOR YOU?
- Lower stress
Us, city people are living in constant stress all the time, when you walk as a meditative practice. You can let your mind drift off a bit and take some deep breaths in to re-balance your thoughts.
- You get some exercise
Walking is free, and costs you absolutely nothing. No matter where you are, you can just go for a walk and have some time to yourself to gather your thoughts.
- Improve your sleep
The more active you are the more you will sleep better at night. A nice walk can help you reduce the stress and anxiety that modern life has put upon us on us.
- Increase focus
Brisk walking has proven to help improve brain health and help keep your memory strong.
- Connect with nature
The effect is real, it has been proven that spending time outside is good for you. If you can choose to take a walk where you can see some greenery, nature helps to heal.
- Boost your well-being and connect with nature Choose to walk somewhere where there are a lot of green, water or trees. You can try forest bathing – ( refer
to our article here).
- Mindfulness and help you stay grounded
Try focusing on your own breathing, pay attention on the movement of your body and You will learn to become
more awareness and listen to your own thoughts and emotions.
- Lower carbon footprint
When you are walking to your next destination, think of your personal carbon footprint. We can all make a difference. Do what we can and if possible, budget some surplus time and walk to your next destination.