Wake Up Your Hair Health by Walking Daily

Wake Up Your Hair Health by Walking Daily

Hey Friends!

I haven’t blogged in quite some time but I felt the need to share this piece of beneficial information. We’ve had a very trying last 2 years. It was easy to lose some personal goals and self care routines by getting caught up in the things that were happening to us personally and in the entire world. Although some things still seem to be out of control, I’d like to talk about something that is in our control. I’m talking about exercise. Specifically, walking. I have been regularly walking for about 4 years. I have experienced so many health benefits from it that I try encourage everyone I can to join me. I’m going to share just a few of these benefits with you today and hope that you are encouraged to get on board if you aren’t already. 

Try walking every day if you want to have a healthy scalp and great hair! We keep adding a lot of products on our scalp & hair to have a lustrous hair; however, many people don't realize walking daily can provide you the same benefits. Well let me tell you how. Walking actually helps keep hormones in your body well-balanced and improve blood circulation to help promote a healthy scalp and hair and prevent hair loss.

Here are a some more benefits to walking: 

1. For people who don’t prefer to ride a bicycle or run, walking each day can benefit your entire body, from your mood and memory down to your bones and joints. Walking 5 to 6 miles a week can keep your joints strong and lubricated to help reduce arthritis symptoms.
2. Walking along with a diet plan can be a great way to shed some unwanted weight. It can also help to maintain a desired weight. 
Some Harvard researchers found that 32 obesity-promoting genes were cut in half when the participants walked briskly for an hour each day.
3. From a mental health standpoint, walking daily can help reduce stress and improve your rest and sleep.
4. Walking is great for your heart health and also for helping to manage heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Studies have also shown that regular walking can lower the risk of breast cancer and help boost the immune system.
5. A study showed that those who walked at least 20 minutes each day had 43% fewer sick days than those who exercised once a week or less. And if they did get sick it was a shorter duration and their symptoms were milder. 
There are so many more benefits of walking but these are just a few. For me walking has become a priority. I take this time to clear my thoughts, pray, enjoy nature or just enjoy the company and conversation with a family member or a friend. 
While recovering from Covid, I would take walks in the hallway of my home. As soon as I felt my strength returning I got right back to my routine of walking daily as often as possible. I say that walking is the perfect exercise because GOD created our bodies to do it most of the time without even thinking about it. 
There are things to consider before you begin walking as a daily exercise such as: consulting with your doctor, the proper walking shoe, preparing for your walk such as warming up and cooling down. I would just encourage you to do a little research before you start your walking routine. When I first started walking I started as fast and farther than I should have. I sure paid for that lack of wisdom. It wiped me out for a day. Find a routine that works for you and don’t try to compare yourself with others. I would encourage you to make this self care time and get a little selfish about it. To get the most benefit from it you have to be consistent. You may not be able to do it at the same time every day but don’t let that discourage you. Most of the time I walk in the early morning hours but when I can’t I look for another time in that day when I can. Also don’t get discouraged if something comes up and you can’t do it for an entire week. Just be determined to get back on track the next week. You don’t have to be limited as to where you walk.
I was locked in at a conference one weekend and after each meal( because they fed you real good) I felt the need to walk. I would walk up and down the stairs and down the halls. Not the perfect place to walk but it kept me motivated and kept me from feeling so sluggish. 
Well ladies, I pray that this information was beneficial for you and I hope if you haven’t already started your routine that you consider it soon. You won’t regret it!

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