An apple a day keeps the doctor away, a classic phrase we hear and see but what about a walk a day that keeps the stress away? It is a known fact that walking can have both mental and physical advantages to you as a person. From keeping fit and boosting up your self-esteem and stamina to have some alone time to appreciate things and life around you. 

The Government guidelines say that we are allowed to exercise outside in our area once a day, but do you take time for yourself every single day? Would it actually make a difference or just not truly offer any relief? 

So what can taking a small walk around your neighborhood or choosing to walk instead of driving do? Waste your time? Yes, but it gives you more time to think, it’s not just you in this world; it’s you and every other living thing. 

Awareness of what is around you is important, the rush of news and stress every morning on the radio or tv news prevent us from having time to be aware and how we can improve ourselves. Yes, the news gives us awareness of what is going on in the world or our country but it misses to give you personalized space. 

From a scientific point of view, any exercise cardiovascular activity, and brisk walking also boost the production of stress-busting endorphins as a result this reduces the stress hormones and signs of depression.

HIC’s (High-income countries) like the UK have huge problems with diabetes which is closely linked with the sedentary lifestyle. In 2008 it was revealed that those who had been following a sedentary lifestyle saw a boost of 20% increase in being happy or active after walking. Those patients who had severe or moderate fatigue showed a decrease of 27% level in their fatigue because of taking a walk.