Walking - The Perfect Stress Reducer

An excellent stress reducer can be something as simple as walking or doing any form of physical activity. Physical activity has the ability to calm jangled nerves and improve bad moods. It can have a calming effect, enhance self-esteem and even combat depression.

Stress reducer physical activities trigger the release of endorphins which are potent brain chemicals that relieve pain and stimulate relaxation. The higher the level of endorphins, the greater your sense of calm and well being.

Some research shows that a brisk 20 to 30 minute walk can have the same calming effect of a mild tranquilizer. Overall walking as exercise will just make you feel good.

The key to walking is to use your mind in a positive way while you are in motion. During a 16 week study, people who meditated while they walked reported a decrease in their anxiety level and a more positive feeling about themselves.

A walking exercise program can also be a fantastic workout to help you tone up, lose weight and get into shape. You can even start a treadmill walking workout if you want to stay indoors or like to use the gym. The best thing about walking is that anyone from a novice to a serious athlete can get a good workout.

The key to healthy walking is to walk tall and keep your eyes forward. Hold your shoulders back and don't slouch. Maintain a natural stride and focus on quicker, not longer strides.

When you start walking your body begins to release endorphins and energy producing chemicals to help fuel your walk. Your heart begins to speed up, boosting the blood flow and warming your muscles. Your joints begin to release lubricating fluid to help you move more easily.

As you continue to walk your body temperature keeps rising, you start to perspire and you begin to burn calories. You feel invigorated and start to relax and feel your body release tension.

Whether you meditate while you walk or just pay attention to counting the number of steps and visualizing each number in your mind, the benefits soon become evident.

You may be surprised at how quickly walking or physical activity can make you feel better, be a good stress reducer and become a habit you enjoy.

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