Today is National Walking Day

According to an article by the American Psychological Association called Want to boost your mental health? Take a walk, they state that “Even moderate amounts of exercise can help ward off depression”.

From personal experience, I know this to be true. The other day I was feeling a little crabby when hubby and I went out to walk our two yorkies. The sun was shining, the sky blue with white clouds, the temp in the 40’s, and the snow melting. I could feel the warmth of the sun, see birds fly above me and squirrels run from yard to yard, and before long, I noticed that my mood had greatly improved. The brief article goes on to say that adults who got the recommended 2.5 hours of brisk walking/week lowered their risk of depression by 25%, and those who only got in 75” of brisk walking/week, lowered their risk of depression by 18%.

Source: Want to boost your mental health? Take a walk (

Why not start TODAY—National Walking Day. Not only will it lift your spirits, but it will also provide additional health benefits to boot.

Let me know in the comments if you went for a walk today and how you felt afterwards. 

To your health!


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