Sitting is the smoking of our generation, according to a Harvard Business Review article. Walking is the answer.
According to MayoClinic.com, walking can help improve your mood in addition to lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol. Although there are pros and cons to walking in the morning and evening, the important thing is that you walk and exercise. The best time of day to walk depends on your preference.
“Walking is the closest thing to a magic bullet for health,” says Dr. Graham Colditz of Washington University School of Medicine. Put another way by Mayo Clinic obesity expert Dr. James Levine, “You don’t have to join a gym, you just have stop streaming Thursday Night Football, get off the sofa and go for a walk.”
Exercise is much needed in the daily routine. So, if you are unable to exercise in the morning, you can do it in the evening. Morning walks may help you get that proper soothing fresh air and sunlight which helps in formations of vitamin D, in which a large proportion of the population is deficient whereas evening walks may be relaxing for you after a stressful workday. It will allow you to work your muscles which you don’t to use during the day. In short, giving some calming effects to your body.
Not only this, but the evening walk may also be helpful for many reasons.
- Muscles are warm and flexible.
- Good time to connect with the family with healthy activity after dinner.
- Perceived exertion is low. You may be able to work out harder or faster.
- Stress relief to help you wind down in the evening.
- Evening exercise can help curb nighttime snacking.
The very best time to walk? Walking can only do you good if you do it. The best time to walk is the time that will fit best into your schedule so you can do it consistently. Experts agree—the time actually doesn’t matter if you are consistent.