An old saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but what if this were true for walking.
Walking has many benefits for your physical and mental health, helping you live longer and happier lives. In shorter terms, it means good things for those who walk.
Life can be challenging. Balancing work, personal life, friends, family, and everything else can seem impossible. It’s essential to recognise that each person has a different routine and relationship with exercise in their lives.
Katie Lolas (or Lady Lolas on the ‘gram) is a passionate teacher from Sydney with a love for fitness and wellbeing that’s inspired many people to implement sustainable health and wellbeing strategies. She shares her walking inspo with us below;
Katie says “Walking can offer health benefits to people of all ages and fitness levels. Walking is often used to complement one’s fitness goals, but I’ve learned that walking can also help to lower one’s blood sugar, minimise joint pain and boost our heart health.
However, walking doesn’t just improve physical health. It benefits our mental health too, and it has been so helpful to me throughout my postpartum recovery. I love that I can do it anywhere. It has helped boost my mood and alleviate anxiety symptoms when I’m having a tough day, and I have found that I always sleep that little bit better on the days that I’ve been for a walk.
Walking really is for everyone, and of course, I’m never out on a walk without my trusty Brooks Adrenalines. They’re the comfiest and most supportive runners I have ever owned”.
If you’re a beginner and need some tips to start incorporating walking into your life, Katie recommends:
- Create a walking schedule. Setting aside 30-45mins each day to move.
- Prepare your walking gear. Ensure you have a comfy pair of runners, sun protection and comfortable clothing to keep you feeling great.
- Find the perfect spot. I always like to find a scenic route to walk which keeps me feeling motivated and connected to nature.
To keep in mind
Like Katie, we know that walking can provide many physical and mental health benefits. You can use our shoe finder here to find the perfect fit for you. Or, to move just like Katie, you can find the Adrenaline GTS 22 here.
You can also find the amazing Katie on socials below.