It’s National Take a Walk in the Park Day!
Modern lifestyle has us all pretty much chained down to our desks. We spend hours staring into screens - computers, laptops, tablets, our smartphones, the TV… how many of us can even name the tree species we drive by on our way to work? Better yet, how many of us are lucky to even see actual trees on that drive? A tree in Facebook’s Farmville can’t hold a candle to that majestic oak or maple tree you’ll get to chill under if you go to your nearest National Park - or even a community park in your neighborhood, for that matter.
The National Take a Walk in the Park Day is a gentle nudge, a reminder that we should start spending more of our time in nature. It’s a reminder that we need to make time for breaks. On a whole, we’re the most sedentary generation that ever walked (well, drove and sat on) the Earth.
And this has detrimental consequences to our health.
A wise man once said: “A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.” That man was Paul Dudley White, a renowned cardiologist and a guy who lived to be almost 90 - so he might have known a thing or two after all.
So on March 30th, charge up your batteries, fill up your tanks - grab your kids, parents, friends, or your beloved pooch - and go out for a walk in the park. Also, make sure you leave your phone at home - the world isn’t going to end if you don’t read that latest trending tweet or pick up the instant that someone calls. Seriously, it actually won’t end.
Make it a good, long walk because:
- Walking boosts your energy and relieves you of stress - studies have shown that regular exercise is the cheapest and the most effective antidepressive.
- Walking helps you lose weight - the good, old, natural way, without strict dieting or over-the-counter drugs can that do more harm than good.
- Walking prevents dementia - there’s nothing worse than not being able to remember where you put down your MOD!
Actually, researchers have found that walking in nature changes brain chemistry - the ultimate result is a happier you! And British scientists have long been claiming that walking 20 minutes every day can reduce mortality rates by as much as 30%.
If you want to live a long, happy life, get out and go for a walk. Not just on the National Take a Walk in the Park Day - strive to do it as often as possible. And don’t forget to fill up your tank before you go out, either. Here’s a list of dessert vape juices you’re just going to love vaping this spring - both outside and inside!
Stay active and healthy -and vape on!