The present scenes of work from home have also brought in a sedentary lifestyle with itself. This scenario has resulted in negatively affecting the physical well-being of the individuals. Hence, it is necessary to remain active throughout the day. Taking small breaks and walking a little is an effective way to stay active during working hours.
According to a happiness survey, happiness is directly proportional to physical activity. It also states that walking is the easiest and most effective way of staying active and happy. Hence, walking is a great way to maintain your physical wellness.
But, what is the ideal time to take a walk?
Walking has low impact, requires minimum equipment. You can do it according to your pace and schedule. If practiced daily it offers many physical and mental health benefits. The easy-to-do activity can integrate easily into your schedule. When we talk about health benefits, walking increases cardiovascular fitness, reduces hypertension, improves our balance, and reduces the risk of heart disease or stroke. A research study has shown that walking is most effective after meals for physical wellbeing in individuals.
The ideal time to take a walk depends on many factors as follow:
- Calories Burnt: Burning the right amount of calories is necessary to keep the metabolism high. Our body burns most calories during the late afternoon and evening time. In the early morning hours that are between 4 AM to 6 AM, it burns the least calories. The reason behind this rise and dip is our internal clock. While in the morning hours it is at rest and hence, burns fewer calories. In the afternoon and evening hours, the internal clock is in the active phase. Hence, burns more calories during those hours. Taking a walk at these hours aids the process of burning calories and maintains physical wellness.
- Metabolism Peak: Metabolism is the process of burning calories to gain energy. Walking is a low-impact cardiovascular exercise and helps in boosting up the metabolism. Morning walk sessions are great to increase your metabolism. Your metabolism is at peaks between breakfast and lunch hours that is between 10 AM to 2 PM. Hence, walking after meals keeps your metabolism high and burns the calories you have ingested effectively.
- Duration of Walk: The best way to maintain online wellbeing during this work-from-home scenario is to take a 10-minute walk after every meal. Take a 30-minute brisk walk on most days of the week to maintain your physical wellbeing. Brisk walks mean a little fast walk, where you can talk but not sing.
Walking is the easiest form of physical activity with promising results. Just a 30-minute walk every day can have positive effects on your lifestyle. The ideal time for taking a walk is after meals from afternoon to evening. But even taking a walk at any time will only do you good. So, get up from your chair and walk around for some time.
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