Take a Walk Outdoors Day
Take a Walk Outdoors Day is observed next on Saturday, January 20th, 2024 (294 days from today).
Walking is a daily human activity, but it brings many benefits and is also considered a simple exercise to exercise. Currently, the outdoor walking exercise movement is developing very strongly and attracting a large number of people to participate in exercise every day, especially in big cities. January 20 every year is known as the national outdoor walking day, to encourage and encourage people to participate in this healthy exercise activity.
According to experts, even though it is a human daily activity and has a very simple way of exercising, walking brings a lot of benefits to the practitioner. Specifically, if you participate in regular walking practice, properly and combined with a reasonable diet, scientific rest, you will receive the following effects from walking:
Walking improves cardiovascular health
According to some scientific studies, walking has the effect of reducing bad cholesterol in the blood and helping to prevent atherosclerosis. Maintaining a regular walking habit will help you have a healthy heart thanks to the better blood circulation system, increase the flexibility of the vessel walls and help stabilize blood pressure, prevent diseases of the heart. For people with a history of cardiovascular disease, those who have just had surgery, doctors recommend gentle exercise by walking for the fastest recovery.
Walking helps reduce stress.
In fact, walking has the effect of helping your mind relax, comfortable, reduce pressure and stress very effectively. Walking, especially early morning walks, will help your body get more oxygen, increase the production of serotonin hormone to help you feel happy, relieve stress and fatigue. For many people, taking a morning walk is the perfect start to their day.
Walking helps reduce the risk of breast cancer.
The researchers said that physical activity, especially walking, has a very effective effect on preventing the possibility of breast cancer for women. The American Cancer Society studied walking and found that women who walked at least 7 hours a week had a 14% lower risk of breast cancer than women who walked 3 hours or less every week.
Walking increases concentration.
Maybe many of you do not know, walking helps improve our concentration very well. According to experts, when walking, your body is almost relaxed, the mind is also very relaxed, comfortable and creates the best conditions for the brain to rest. Moreover, when walking, the amount of oxygen supplied to the body will be more, the blood supply to the brain will be more and it helps you to enhance memory, increase concentration very well.
Health experts say that walking helps the body produce happy hormones and it helps you to be more optimistic, promotes better imagination and creativity. For people who work in jobs that require creativity and flight, they should walk regularly to increase their freshness and creativity.
Prevent chronic diseases.
Some scientific studies show that walking has the effect of reducing blood sugar, helping to limit the risk of diabetes, preventing stroke by 20-40% and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease by 30%. Therefore, the advice of many health experts is that you should maintain the habit of walking 30 minutes a day to repel diseases and have an abundant health.
Walking strengthens bones.
Walking activity helps to move bones and joints, prevent bone diseases, osteoporosis and reduce the risk of fractures. According to some health studies, if you walk for at least 30 minutes a day, it will help reduce pain and reduce arthritis effectively. Realizing this effect of walking, many elderly people now participate in regular walking exercises to help them stay healthy.
Walking helps relieve back pain.
Back pain is a very common condition for the elderly, people who have to sit often, the spine is numb. Walking has the effect of stimulating blood circulation better to the spine, helping to reduce pain in the spine and helping to adjust the spine to its correct position. According to health experts, if you maintain the habit of walking every day, it will effectively reduce back pain and at the same time adjust the sitting posture, enhance the flexibility of the body during movement.
Walking increases longevity.
A number of actual surveys of researchers have shown that people with a daily walking habit often have a longer life expectancy than those who rarely walk or do not walk, do not exercise. Walking has the effect of increasing blood circulation, making the body healthier and more flexible, and helping blood flow to the brain more, helping to increase memory and alertness for pedestrians. Therefore, regular walking will help you prolong your life effectively.
Walking is good for the respiratory system.
According to the advice of doctors, you should go for a 30-minute walk every morning to improve a healthier respiratory system and help the lungs eliminate all harmful substances out of the body. When walking, the amount of oxygen is pumped into the body more, helping the muscles to develop better, the body stronger, increasing resistance and a better immune system.
Helps improve the digestive system.
Walking activity, especially walking in the morning, has the effect of improving the working function of the stomach, helping the digestive system work more regularly and efficiently, increasing metabolism, and fighting diseases about the gastrointestinal tract. Applying this effect of walking, patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery are asked by doctors to walk, in order to help the digestive system work better again.
Walking helps to stabilize blood pressure.
Walking helps blood circulate better, prevents blood clots and regulates blood pressure. According to doctors, walking is a very good exercise for people with high blood pressure, keeping your body healthy, preventing stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure.
Walking helps you sleep better.
Health experts say that walking is an effective way to help you sleep better and deeper. Walking properly will help you feel more comfortable, increase blood circulation, help you fall asleep more easily. According to experts, people who have difficulty sleeping and insomnia should walk at night before going to bed to have the deepest and best quality sleep.
Walking increases the amount of vitamin D in the body.
Vitamin D allows the bones to absorb phosphorus and calcium, thereby strengthening the skeletal system. Research has proven that long walks increase the amount of vitamin D in the body when walking in the sun.
When the skin is exposed to sunlight, the body begins to produce vitamin D, which is necessary for the bones to function properly.
How to hold the National Take A Walk Outdoors Day
Take A Walk Outdoors Day is really a great day to motivate, increase walking motivation for so many people. Please prepare yourself a suitable pair of shoes, in addition, depending on the weather conditions, choose for yourself an appropriate walking outfit that absorbs sweat well, has good elasticity and is suitable for the current period weather. Then, knock on your neighbor's door and ask them to join you for an outdoor walk. Share the exciting moment on social media with a message to encourage everyone around to join this holiday with the hashtag #TakeAWalkOutdoorsDay.
ObservedTake a Walk Outdoors Day has been observed annually on January 20th.
Thursday, January 20th, 2022
Friday, January 20th, 2023
Saturday, January 20th, 2024
Monday, January 20th, 2025
Tuesday, January 20th, 2026