Do you use walking as a part of your daily detox and fitness routine? I know I do!
Walking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and ultimately improve your life.
It’s also perfect for when you are doing an active cleanse, or even just part of your daily detoxing routine.
So let me tell you about a few different benefits that walking does for you.
Walking Helps to Clear the Mind
Walking really really helps to clear your mind especially after a long work day.
I use this strategy when I was working abroad.
In my job I had a lot of stress. So when I would finish work my head would just be super foggy and it would become hard to think straight.
So what I would do is I would come home and I would just get my Fitbit and I would walk for one hour straight.
I set a one hour goal of walking and I just listen to a podcast while walking.
And by the end of the hour I totally forgot about all the stresses and drama that was going on during the day.
And I can have the rest of the evening to myself and just be in totally happy spirits.
So next I want to talk about using a Fitbit or a fitness tracker.
Whatever you want to do.
They have Fitbit, Garmin there’s many different kinds.
My personal preferences is the Fitbit because it’s easy to use and I really love their products.
What a fitness tracker does for you is it allows you to hold yourself accountable.The fitness tracker tracks your steps, your heart rate and your calories burned.
And it also can track your individualized exercise depending on the model that you have.
So if you’re just going to get the basic model using the step counter is going to be very very beneficial for you.
Most people recommend roughly 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day.
Fitbit has their algorithm set at 10000 steps per day.
So I generally like to follow 15,000 steps per day as this is kind of a more advanced version.
But you can also cater to whatever fitness level that you’re doing.
So let’s give an example with the Fitbit.
Let’s say your goal is just the standard Fitbit algorithm of 10000 steps.
So with the Fitbit you do your normal daily walk, and you workout, you know you go to lunch, you walk around the office and you do your daily things.
You look and see that your Fitbit is at 7,300 steps.
So you know in your head you need to get 2,700 more.
So that’s good to know.
That’s going to be used as a source of motivation.
So you’re going to make sure that however you need to do it, walk around the neighborhood, take your dog for a walk: anyway you can to get those 2,700 more steps.
So over time these positive habits are really really going to pay off and you’re going to notice it! You’ll see that you are walking far more easily, further and burning far more calories.
You’ll soon notice that you’re feeling better and losing weight, too.
A lot of people have been using walking for many many years as a great way to lose weight. There are a few different reasons why walking is so beneficial for weight loss.
The first reason is that it’s very easy to do.
And most people can do it because it’s very easy on your joints and it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort.
It just takes a little bit of a time commitment.
The next point is that walking really really helps with your circulation and your digestion.
So let’s say for example you walk first thing in the morning. That is really going to help you get that daily bowel movement and make you feel a lot better therefore making you increase your productivity for that day.
When I train clients and they ask me “what’s the most effective way to lose weight?” I always always start by telling them you need to walk.
They always give me this perplexed look like I’m a little bit crazy.
But then I explain to them and they say, ‘oh that really makes sense’.
So what I usually tell my clients is just to walk for 20 minutes straight outside of the regular walking activities.
Then we will increase that to 30 minutes 45 minutes one hour.
I’m a very big proponent in walking and I really really urge you to do the same.