- Jan 15, 2012
Since Quarantine first started Ive gradually taken more and more walks. It started as a way to relax, unwind, lower my blood pressure, so I could get a decent sleep. But then it became a habit of getting out of the house for getting out of the house sake. Staying couped up inside was just not fun. It's gotten to the point that every couple of hours sitting at my desk, I get up and get outside to refresh, recharge, clear my head, get some air. The benefits of the regular short strolls (10-30m each) is noticable in terms of mental health, cardio health, and even a bit of spinal and joint health. Even my shoulders have benefitted from the gentle swing of my arms. I now think daily walks should be an integral part of everyone's routine - for mental health, for heart health, for the spine and entire biomechanical system, etc. Even the the guy who struggles to put on weight, should still take walks, because this form of cardio really doesn't burn extra calories to a significant extent above basal anyways.