The Case For Taking A Morning Walk

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  • Prevention of Arthritis
  • Controls Cholesterol
  • Helps with Depression
  • Strengthens the Heart
  • Lowers Risk of Diabetes

Walking allows you time to plan and brainstorm

Many people begin their mornings with a phone screen blaring into groggy eyes, hurrying out of bed, a morning commute, and starting work. Where is the time to think creatively? Jumpstarting your day straight into work and obligations sets yourself up for a stale routine.

Walking aids in generating ideas

A Stanford study showed that walking increases one’s creativity. And since problem-solving thrives off creative thinking, a morning walk could be the solution to creating solutions at work or generating new ideas.

Walking creates a sense of achievement

A simple 20-minute morning walk means you got in a healthy dose of movement at the beginning of the day. This is what the scientific community likes to call small wins.

Walking energizes you, perhaps even better than coffee

To be productive throughout the day, you need to have the energy to do so. Walking in the mornings is vitalizing for the body and is said to be more energizing than a morning coffee if done for long enough.

Walking allows you time to be alone

Great ideas come from a mixture of two things: movement and solitude.

Walking improves your sleep

Our sleep quality affects everything from mood, hormone balance, stress levels, and overall physical health.

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