There is nothing quite like the magic of a short walk. It can clear your mind and help you relax after all the chaos of a hectic day. In addition to relaxing your mind, taking a short walk can also improve your health significantly. In other words, it's win-win.

Benefits of Walking

As we know, there are countless benefits that can be reaped from just a short walk. Walking is:
Low impactso it's easy on your knees and back, unlike running
Suitable for all levels of fitness and all agesso you can go at a pace that's right for you, whether you're a senior citizen or prepping for the Olympics
Good for your mind and body
Mind - Improves mood, promotes healthy sleep and alleviates stress
Body - Boosts heart health, lowers blood pressure, improves bone strength and assists in weight loss

How Much Do You Need to Walk for It to Be Effective?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, healthy adults should get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate to intense exercise. If this sounds overwhelming, the good news is that even a simple stroll of ten minutes a day will go a long way toward helping you reach your fitness goals. If you end each day with a ten to fifteen minute walk, you're already off to a good start.

Tips for Getting in More Walking Every Day

Yes, walking is so easy, and yes, it is SO good for us — but we're all so busy! So how can we fit walking into our routine?
Here are some tips to add more steps to your day:
Take the stairs instead of the elevator
Park further away from the entrance to your work, mall, etc.
Walk to work if you live close by
Use a pedometer. It's been shown to increase motivation, and before you know it, you'll be coming up with ways to add more steps to your day.

Another Reason to Start Walking

Movement is one of the main factors that increase your quality of life, or QL5. People that enjoy a higher quality of life are usually eligible to get better rates on life insurance!
So, the only thing we recommend doing before going out for a walk is to contact Sproutt and see what kind of rates you can get on your life insurance.
Sproutt insurance advisors are available to help you determine what kind of life insurance is best for you. Simply answer a few questions and we will find the best-value plan for your lifestyle, needs and budget.