You easily spend 30 minutes a day on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. (It’s OK, we do, too.) Well, put down your phone and use that time to take a walk around the neighborhood. There are eight amazing things that might happen if you do.
You’ll Burn About 150 Calories
Depending on your weight and the speed you’re walking, you’re likely to burn about 150 calories whenever you take a half-hour stroll. So don’t worry about eating that extra cookie after lunch—you got this.
You’ll Feel Calmer
The act of walking can be relaxing, even if you’re exploring a busy city street and not a quiet meadow.
Your Legs Will Become More Toned
Just 30 minutes a day can strengthen and tone the muscles in your thighs and calves. Pair your walks with strength-training exercises twice a week (lunges, squats, etc.) and you’ll notice even better results.
You’ll Improve Your Digestion
After eating a heavy meal, don’t flop down on the couch in front of the TV. A 30-minute walk will help get things moving in your digestive tract and keep your blood sugar levels more stable.