A new spin on national walk to work day
Starting your day with a walk is better, healthier, and more fun—especially with gita
National Walk to Work Day is celebrated on the first Friday in April. And while we aren’t commuting to work on a daily basis anymore, we’re all for a day dedicated to encouraging Americans to get out and stroll first thing in the morning. Starting the day on foot is always our first choice and here are a few reasons why:
It’s easy to fall into the habit of the mad morning rush. A dose of fresh air in the morning gives you the chance to wake up, clear your mind, and ease into the day.
gita tip: Pack gita with your yoga mat to get a flow in before the work day at a scenic spot somewhere along your route.
Walking gets the blood pumping and burns calories. Starting the day this way is motivation to make healthier choices throughout the day.
gita tip: If you want to get more of a workout out of your walk, stream your favorite upbeat playlist through gita’s Bluetooth speaker—you’ll forget you’re even breaking a sweat.
Reconnecting with nature—feeling the sunshine, or a breeze, hearing the rustle of leaves or chatter of chipmunks—can be incredibly grounding and calming and can help relieve stress and anxiety.
gita tip: use gita’s Bluetooth speaker to stream your favorite calming music or daily meditations to make your walk even more therapeutic.
Regular exercise can actually make you more creative, according to a recent study out of the University of Graz that links physical activity and imagination.
gita tip: The more consistent you are, the more lasting the impact; encourage yourself to make walking a routine by meeting a friend on your route or stopping to pick up coffee and breakfast carried
Working just a 30-minute walk into your day at any time can have significant long-term benefits:
Significantly improves health and lengthens life
Helps maintain weight
Decreases the risk of heart disease and diabetes