Walking is the best exercise for your recovery.
Why this matters:
Scientific research shows that straight bed rest is not as beneficial as controlled movement. Only a small percentage of individuals would benefit from straight rest, as compared to the majority of us would benefit from doing even just a little movement.
People overlook walking because it is “so basic”. However, there is a lot of value in walking.
- It is gentle on the joints, especially when walking up hill.
- You can control the speed.
- This improves blood flow and promotes healing.
- It can relax your nervous system, which calms down nerve irritation. Extra points when walking outside in nature.
Most cell phones have a step tracker nowadays. Take a look at your average step count. Add 15% more steps than your average over the next week. Email me with your step count to help you stay accountable.