The next time somebody tells you to “take a walk,” take them up on it. In fact, take them up on it every day and make walking for exercise a daily routine. Hitting the spin bike or going out for a run is a great way to get in some cardio, but even a brisk walk for 30 minutes can have major health benefits.
From TikTok trends to trimming your waistline, let’s look at why walking might just be the newest fitness trend and why it’s so beneficial.
“Hot Girl Walks” is Catching On
TikTok is ripe with fitness tips and tricks, but walking… could something so ordinary really go viral? All it takes is one look at Mia Lind’s TikTok profile and the answer is an obvious “yes.” The 23-year-old sent the social media platform into a frenzy this summer with her “hot girl walks” series, encouraging people to regularly walk four miles – all while focusing on their goals and jamming out to their favorite playlist. As Well + Good reported, the #hotgirlwalk was so popular that it currently has over 500 million views!
Why a Daily Walk Does a Body Good
Incorporating walking into your day is about more than jumping on the latest TikTok trend, of course. According to Healthline, regularly walking can help burn calories and ease joint pain because it helps lubricate the joints without the strain that can result from running.
Walking can also boost the body’s immune system to help fight off wintertime colds and the flu, and it can be a more effective energy booster than a cup of coffee. Take a 30-minute walk 5 days a week and you can help to reduce your chance of heart disease by 19%. Can’t squeeze in 30 minutes? Opt for a 15-minute walk just 3 days a week and you may help lower your blood sugar.
As the Mayo Clinic points out, the brisker your walking, the greater the benefits. It’s also important that you practice good posture while walking. This means not staring at your phone the entire time, but keeping your head up, back straight, and slightly swinging your arms in a natural motion.
Hit the Trails
Exercising in Dripping Springs is easy as the city has some fantastic parks with trails that are perfect for a morning or evening walk. Head to Founders Memorial Park to enjoy a 0.71-mile loop walking trail in addition to its playgrounds, swimming pool, and soccer and baseball fields.
Charro Ranch Park is a wonderful place to take a serene walk with numerous nature trails and spots designated for reflection and meditation.
Caliterra residents, of course, can take advantage of having the perfect walking trails right in their own backyard! The community trails are the perfect place to get in a little exercise before you start, or after you finish your day. And with all of the trails leading to The Hall, Caliterra’s community center, they’re an easy way to get out and meet your neighbors.
Caliterra’s walking trails are just one of the amenities that make this master-planned community so appealing. Find out more about how you can find your dream home in Dripping springs by contacting us today.