One of the easiest ways to exercise is just simply walking, it's often overlooked because of how easy it is to most people (unless you have a disability or mobility issues). Walking helps to keep your weight steady and also lowers your risk of a heart attack, a stroke, colon cancer and diabetes. It can also strengthen your bones, reduce blood pressure, prevent osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. There is a trend that has started where people count their steps to track how many steps they are walking everyday and then they either have a certain amount in mind or add extra amounts of steps to increase their overall steps every few weeks or months. On average, we all walk from between 0-2,000 steps a day normally, some of the step counting trends have goals like 10,000 steps or 15,000 steps - it's all up to you and what you feel like you could physically do.
What I personally love about walking is it's extremely easy and you could just walk around your local area, take your pet for a walk or invest in a treadmill so you can just do it at home, you could even just walk around your house it's that simple. For counting the steps, there's a few apps you can download on your phone or sometimes even your phone will track your steps already for you, there's also fitbits and fitness watches you can purchase too. For me, I usually try and do at least 10,000 steps a day because it's a goal I often do so it's not that hard for me, it should take only 10 minutes to walk 1,000 steps so 10,000 steps usually takes me an hour and around forty minutes to do at a normal average pace but that's without breaks.
This could also be a fun little hobby too, where you can explore the area you live in or go on walks with friends, some areas do have walking communities or clubs, you can usually find them by checking on google or asking around your local community. Walking for at least 30 minutes a day can also reduce the risk of hip fractures and studies have shown that regular walking can prevent loss of bone mass and reduce pain so this could be a particularly good activity for elderly people who suffer from arthiritis and as I mentioned osteoporosis.
However if you do have any sort of mobility issues or things that prohibit you from walking for certain amounts of time I would recommend talking to your GP about if this could be a good idea for you because we are all different, this could be easy for some people but extremely difficult for others to do and that is perfectly okay, just make sure to look out for your physical health if you are thinking about walking more or counting your steps.
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