love walkingOnce upon a time, I was allergic to walking, but not anymore. I schedule my physical activity by printing a calendar from Microsoft Word and penciling in the exercises I will do for each day of the month.

I do not put walking on my calendar, because it is something that I automatically do. However, I do more walking on the days that I am resting and recovering from strength training than I do on the days I do strength training.

I have fallen in love with walking, and I will tell you why I love it. I will also give you some of the benefits that I get from walking for my mind, body, and spirit.

Why I Love Walking

I try not to miss a day of walking. Sometimes, I get busy, but I manage to do some daily walking.

One of the biggest motivational reasons why I love walking is because I burn more calories when I walk. Burning calories is a big deal for me because I am working on losing a few pounds.

Since walking isn’t a hard activity to do, I don’t mind getting it in.

Knowing that I can burn more calories from walking is not the only reason why I love it.

I love walking because I can do it anytime and anywhere without the need for any equipment.  All I need is some comfortable shoes and time.

It doesn’t get any easier than that.

How Walking Benefits Me (mind, body, and spirit)

I live in the country, and when I take walks, I see nothing but trees and beautiful land. Sometimes, I see deer and other critters, but for the most part, I am a part nature, and nature is a part of me.

When the weather is not conducive to walking outside, I walk in my house. Thanks, to Mr. Mitch over at I’m Just Sharing; I still walk even if I have to do it inside.

You already know that I walk because I love it, but I also walk because it makes me feel good in my mind, body, and spirit.

I walk because it calms my mind and soothes my spirit.

During my daily walks, it is a time when I reflect on life and do a lot of thinking. I get ideas for topics to write about as well as for other content I want to produce.

I get a lot done in my head, while I am walking. I think that is so cool.

My spirit feels good, and my mood is excellent after taking my daily walks. That’s another reason why I cannot miss a day.

Walking helps me manage my stress, and it is a time when I can think about everyday life situations.

Walking is more than just getting a few steps in for the day, it is a breath of fresh air, my lifeline, my moment in time.

2 thoughts on “Why I Love Walking And How It Benefits My Mind, Body, And Spirit

  1. I’m glad to see you walking more and I also appreciate your mentioning me. You know I walk a lot, but I don’t often walk without listening to something, unless I’m with someone else. I tend to listen to my recorded books while taking in the scenery if I’m outside. If I’m inside walking, I’m usually watching a movie on my Nook or YouTube videos. I find it peaceful and calming, and I welcome the bit of exercise it gives me.

    When the weather gets better I’m going back outside and I’m going to try to walk faster to make it a harder workout. Then again, with the weather we’ve had the last few days, I have a feeling warmer weather is a long time away. lol

    • No problem! I always have my phone with me and I tend to watch/listen to videos when walking and doing other exercises. I recently downloaded Audible, so I’m on my way to listening to audiobooks. 🙂
      Enjoy your weekend and stay warm.

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