Morning Walk and its Benefits

When you wake up in the morning, exercise may not be at the top of your priority list. But starting your day with a walk, whether it be around your local park, beach or to the local café, can provide your mind and body with a number of health benefits.

Here are a few reasons why you may want to start your day by getting in some steps. There are also a few tips to seamlessly work it into your daily routine-

Boosts Energy: Starting out your day with a walk may give you more energy throughout the day. It helps in reducing fatigue, keeping you feeling energised throughout your day.

Improves Mental Health: Improved self-esteem, better mood, reduction in stress and anxiety – a morning walk can offer excellent benefits for your mental health.

Weight Loss: Walking at a moderate pace for 30 minutes can burn up to 150 calories. Combined with a healthy diet and strength training, you may find you lose weight.

Better Sleep: Being active can boost the effects of melatonin (natural sleep hormone) which can help you fall asleep easier. 

Manage Health Conditions: Walking can offer numerous benefits for your health, including boosting your immunity, as well as preventing and helping you manage various health conditions.

Reduces Muscle and Joint Pain: Walking in the morning can help protect your joints through lubricating and strengthening the muscles around the joints. Walking is a low-impact activity on your joints, it can be a great way to relieve arthritis pain, stiffness and swelling.

Starting your day with a short walk can offer a number of health benefits. You may feel more energized throughout the day, see your mood and mental clarity improve, and sleep better at night. Be sure to stretch before and after your walk and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.


Sources: https://www.irt.org.au/the-good-life/9-health-benefits-of-a-morning-walk/

https://www.healthline.com/health/morning-walking-benefits

Author: Pallabi Sinha

I am a Nutritionist with 6 years of expertise in the field. I have a knack of convincing people to switch to a healthier lifestyle.