There are many things in everybody’s life that are beyond our control. We cannot control the weather when we walk outside, the traffic when we drive to work, or the long lines that we must wait in when trying to checkout at the grocery store. One thing that almost all of us are able to control is our physical and mental well-being. Regular exercise is a key factor in creating a positive atmosphere for one to excel in both their physical and mental lives.
Although extremely basic, walking is one of the best and most popular ways to increase your overall health. It is a free activity that does not need to be time intensive and can easily be a part of anyone’s everyday life. Experts say that just 30 minutes of walking every day can dramatically increase ones overall physical and mental health. Whether it is by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking at the back of the parking lot instead of the closest spot to the store or just walking around your living room while watching television instead of sitting down; walking is easy to implement in your life.
- Improve cardiovascular fitness
- Helps strengthen bones
- Decreases excess body fat
- Boosts muscle power and endurance
Walking can help reduce:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Some cancers
Getting into a routine is very important when starting to exercise. Get involved in walking clubs where people can hold you accountable. Change the environment to make your walks more interesting. Listening to music or your favorite podcast will help your scheduled exercise time to go by quicker. The more exercise you get the better you will feel and happier you will be. Consult your doctor in order to get an exercise plan that will work for you because exercising safely is of the upmost importance.
Making Exercise Safer
We have several products that can make your exercise routine safer and easier. A very travel friendly item to use when walking is the Folding Cane with Adjustable Height or the Folding Cane with a Quad Base. Both items are travel friendly and give you the ability to traverse more difficult terrain when outdoors. If you are on a walk and decide you do not want to use it you can easily fold it up and place it in your carrying bag.
If you need additional help finding the right sock aid please feel free to reach out to our team. We're happy to help.