Jan
22

Walk into wellbeing

How often do you find yourself coming up with an excuse not to exercise? With not enough hours in the day, it’s probably more often than you’d like to admit.

Walking is a good activity for mental health and physical wellbeing. Even though walking is a free activity that can help to improve your spinal health as well as your mental and physical wellbeing, it’s not something that everyone sets time aside to do. Often, the commitment of work, family, and social lives can mean basic exercises fall by the wayside.

Rather than get into the habit of not walking at all – why not try to incorporate it into your day without having to set aside time? It’s easier to walk without thinking than you may realise.

CHANGE UP YOUR TRANSPORT

If you don’t live far from the office, but you find yourself driving every day, why not make a change? Consider walking to work every day or every second day. If you live further out, try parking away from the office, so you at least get a brisk walk.

LUNCHTIME EFFORT

Do you work through lunch? Indulge in sweet treats and sugary coffee on your break? Instead, grab a colleague or friend and go for a walk around town. You can refresh yourself for the second part of the day while also benefiting your mental and physical wellbeing.

SOCIAL TIME

Do you usually meet a friend for lunch when you catch up? Swap the meal for a walk. Going for a half-hour walk with a friend to catch up on the latest gossip is a great way to spend time together with the added benefit of exercise! Of course, there’s no reason why upon returning home, you can’t sit down for a well-deserved coffee and sandwich together.

If you want to improve your health – both mental and physical, then incorporate a 30-minute walk into your schedule every day. Consult your chiropractor if you need advice on how to kickstart your new walking regime.

We’ve also created a guide on where to hold walking meetings in the Melbourne CBD. You can read it here. 

 

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