Walking is free to do and one of the easiest exercises to fit into your daily routine, whether you are at home or on holiday. Walking can offer numerous health benefits to people of all ages and fitness levels, from preventing certain diseases to even prolonging your life. Walking can be done anytime and anywhere, and with the abundance of beachside walking trails in Perth, walking is the best way to see all that Perth has to offer. At Executive Escapes, we have a huge portfolio of short stay beach accommodation in Perth suitable for couples, corporate guests and families. Read on to learn about some of the benefits of walking.
Walking can help you burn calories and in turn, helps you to maintain or even lose weight.
Your actual calorie burn will depend on several factors, including:
- Walking speed
- Distance covered
- Terrain (you’ll burn more calories walking uphill than you’ll burn on a flat surface)
- Your weight
Walking every day is one of the most effective low-impact ways to mobilize fat and positively alter body composition.
Helps to Prevent Heart Disease
According to studies, walking around 30 minutes a day, five days a week can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease by almost 20 percent. Your risk may reduce even further when you consistently increase the duration or distance you walk each day.
Eases Joint Pain
Walking can help protect the joints, including your knees and hips. That’s because it increases blood flow to tense areas and helps strengthen and lubricate the muscles surrounding your joints.
Research shows that walking for at least 10 minutes a day, or about an hour every week, can stave off disability and arthritis pain in older adults.
Boosts Your Energy Levels
Walking increases oxygen flow through the body. It can also increase levels of cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine – all of these are the hormones that help elevate energy levels. Going for a walk when you’re tired may even be a more effective energy boost than grabbing a cup of coffee.
Improves Your Mood
Walking can help your mental health. Studies show it can help reduce anxiety, depression, and a negative mood. Regular walking can also modify your nervous system so much that you’ll experience a decrease in anger and hostility, especially when you’re going for a stroll through some greenery or soaking in a bit of sunlight. To experience these benefits, aim for 30 minutes of brisk walking at least three days a week.
Helps You Sleep Better
If you exercise regularly, you’ll sleep better at night. That’s because sleep naturally boosts the effects of melatonin, the sleep hormone. Walking also helps reduce pain and stress, which can cause sleep disturbances.
How to Stay Safe While You’re Walking
- Walk in areas designated for pedestrians and try to stay in well-lit areas if walking at night.
- Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes with good heel and arch support.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before and after your walk.
- Wear sunscreen, even on cloudy days the Perth sun can still cause sunburn.
Explore Perth’s Beaches by Foot
Perth beaches offer a range of scenic and heritage walking trails. Stretching along the spectacular coastline from Cottesloe to Two Rocks, the beaches and facilities are inviting, rarely crowded and the weather is exceptional all year round. Extensive walking and cycle trails hug the beaches allowing you to take in both the picturesque views and fresh ocean air. If you are looking to stay near Perth’s beaches, all needs are catered for. From resorts to hotels, holiday parks and self-contained short stay beach accommodation, whether you are travelling alone or with the family, you are spoilt for choice for accommodation near Perth’s beaches.
Walking can fulfil daily recommended exercise for people of all ages and fitness levels. There’s no better exercise you can do on while on holiday and there’s no better way to see the sights of Perth.
If you are looking for short stay beach accommodation in Perth, contact the team at Executive Escapes today. With a portfolio of over 70 properties in and around Perth, you will be sure to find the perfect short term accommodation for your next getaway.