Lace Up Your Shoes to Celebrate National Walking Month

If you want to lose weight, improve your health, or just get your mind out of a funk, there’s an easy activity you can do to make it happen. Lace up your shoes and go for a walk.

Take a walk in the park. Walk around your neighborhood. When you go to the store, park in no-man’s land and walk across the lot. You may even be able to walk to work. Whether you can only walk a short distance, or you regularly take 10,000 steps a day, now is always a good time to go for a walk.

There’s even a reason to celebrate. It’s National Walking Month. You’ll burn about 100 calories per mile you walk. But there are many other benefits to walking than just weight loss or weight management. Research shows walking regularly can help:

  • Improve your mood
  • Boost creativity
  • Reduce body fat
  • Lower the risk for chronic diseases
  • Improve digestion
  • Give you confidence to pursue other goals

How much walking do you need to do to achieve health benefits? The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 30 to 60 minutes of moderate physical activity (walking) per day. But it doesn’t have to be done all at once.

Take a couple walks throughout the day. Then follow up a walk with a healthy meal or snack. We have lots of meal options to choose from, all made from fresh ingredients, freezer-friendly, and ready in minutes in the microwave. You hungry? Check out the menu.