Glen Allen, VA is a beautiful area with both scenery and beautiful weather, so get outside. Getting fit, and staying healthy, doesn't have to be hard. There is an easy way to do it and almost anyone can. Go for a walk. Walking fits into any schedule, and it can be done alone or with a friend.
It isn't a miracle cure, but at times it can feel like it. Once you start walking you will become energized. Whether you are new to getting exercise through walking or if you are just starting out, there are numerous benefits from this simple exercise.
Of course there are many health benefits. Lack of physical activity is known to be a cause of heart disease. A fun and simple 2 mile a day walk can decrease this risk by up to 40%. Increased health and well being have been proven with any type of daily walking regimen.
But better yet, physical exercise has been proven to give a feeling of well-being. It gets our endorphins going and helps to better our mood. Who can argue with fresh air and sunshine? Getting outside for a 15 minute walk a day gets us our daily dose of vitamin D. When you feel happier you enjoy life more and others notice.
But the best benefit of all? When you walk, you can get to know your neighbors better. When you are outside you meet others who are outside. First smiles, then conversations begin. Start a walking group with a few of your neighbors. There will certainly be a few others that want to get outside, get walking and get fit. By walking you can better your health and enjoy the conversation you and your new friends will share.