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Health benefits of morning walk

Easy, robust, accessible, and straightforward in your joints, walking is a great way to move and increase physical activity in your daily routine.

Ayurveda Centre in Sunshine Coast recommends 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 can provide many health benefits to your mind and body.

 

Improved Mental Health

It improves self-esteem, enhances mood, act as a stress reduction, and helps to deal with anxiety.  A morning walk can bring significant benefits to your mental health. It gives you time to think, reflect and clear your mind. Exercise also helps release endorphins and serotonin, which boost your body’s natural mood and self-esteem. Studies have suggested that regular walking can be a great natural way to manage and prevent depression and anxiety.

 

Reduces The Risk Of Diabetes

Walking can help you burn about 300 calories. It helps you lose body fat and use stored sugars. The more you walk, the more calories you burn. You can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by improving your blood sugar levels. Morning walks are also beneficial for people who already have diabetes and are looking to stabilise sugar levels.

 

Deeper Sleep

Staying active can enhance the effects of melatonin (a natural sleep hormone). That helps you fall asleep more easily. The Morning Walk is not just a great way to watch the sunrise or catch up with friends. Exposing yourself to the bright morning sun can help determine your natural circadian rhythm that improves your sleep cycle, promoting a healthier night’s sleep. The results of a good night’s sleep allowing you to feel more alert and energised throughout the day.

 

Deal With Depression

Depression is usually caused by our natural pain killer or stress imbalance hormone’s low production of endorphins. Walking every day for at least 45 minutes can help your body release endorphins and allow them to flow correctly. Ayurvedic doctor says that it helps to reduce the symptoms of depression by making the person firm, positive, and joyful. The less anxious and nervous you feel, the more active you will be.

 

Keeps Your Arteries Clear

People at risk of atherosclerosis benefit significantly from regular morning walks. Atherosclerosis is a disease that occurs when the arteries of your brain, organs, heart, kidneys, or liver become clogged with plaque or cholesterol deposits. This limits the supply of blood and oxygen to the critical organs, which can eventually lead to multiple organ failures. Regular walking helps to lower cholesterol levels and prevent plaque loss in the arteries.

 

Stay Connected

Whether it’s in your neighbourhood or along the beach in the morning, a morning walk is an excellent opportunity to make friends, stay social, and be part of your local community while being active. Being a part of an organised walking group is a great way to meet well-organized people. Organised walking groups are required for different age groups and fitness levels.

 

Lastly

Walk on the path to good health by developing regular morning walking habits. Adjust to your schedule and try to avoid it sparingly. Reduce the risk of chronic disease, improve your mood, ease muscle pain and healthily lose weight. Morning walks are a fantastic start to your day, so slip into your best pair of walking shoes, hold a small water bottle in hand and “keep yourself healthy.” If you want to know more, book an Ayurvedic consultation with an Ayurveda doctor and get a personalized recommendation for your health and wellness.