What a glorious fall day it is today! It was unseasonably warm. The temperature reached 69 degrees today. What a magnificent day to take a power walk. Leaves are falling, the air is warm, and the wind silently blows on the tops of the trees, making a crinkly sound. To be one with nature. One would not think the nature exists living in the boroughs of New York.
Being in nature actually relieves your stress. It is the peacefulness of your surroundings, listening to the birds singing, trees waving their leaves majestically, breathing in the fresh air as you walk. Inhale. 1-2-3. Exhale. 1-2-3. Taking deep breaths relieves your stress since oxygen is circulating throughout your body and your cells are able to take in that oxygen, thus causing your body to relax.
Power walking is a great exercise for people who do not like to run either to health reasons or knee problems. Not only is power walking free, but is a great way to exercise outdoors instead of being in a stuffy and smelly gym. And we all know how to walk so it is something that we don’t need to learn. Power walking is simply taking big strides with both of your arms bent at a 90 degree angle and fists clenched. Your arms move one at a time – left-right as your legs take gigantic steps. Try it. Not only will you be stress free, but you will lose weight as well. In order to lose weight, you will need to power walk 5 times a week.