I often hear people say ”I’m wearing this tracking device, fancy thing, to get to 10 000 steps a day”, which I think is great – then they continue their thought with ”Because I need to lose weight” or ”Because I eat too much of this or that.”
If you just stop for a second and pretend like your weight isn’t defying you (because it’s not) and that you are as much worthy as any other woman or man that you are comparing your body to (because you are) – Do you know how much you benefit from walking and physical activity?
Your bones will benefit from it (less physical activity will make your bones weaker), your muscles and joints will have to work, your heart rate will increase, get your blood flowing, it’s good for your mental health, you get to breathe heavier (maybe even get some fresh air into those lungs of yours), sweat a little. You get to be in nature, get some vitamin D – which your bones will yet again thank you for because this enhances the absorption of calcium which will make your bones stronger. Yay for no hip fractures when older (!!).
Do you know how much your body is gonna love you for this?! You’re taking care of it, not just hating on it – making it believe that the only reason why you’re moving is because you ate that yummy brownie yesterday.
Any movement is good for you, do it because you like it, because it makes you feel good, because you love your body. Your entire body system is gonna thank you for it.