Be honest: You easily spend 30 minutes a day on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. (It’s OK, we do, too.) Well, put down your phone and use that time to take a walk around the neighborhood. There are eight amazing things that might happen if you do.
What Might Happen If You Walk 30 Minutes a Day
Bye, varicose veins
You'll Burn About 150 Calories
Depending on your weight and the speed you’re walking, you’re likely to burn about 150 calories whenever you take a half-hour stroll. So don’t worry about eating that extra cookie after lunch--you got this.
Your Legs Will Become More Toned
Just 30 minutes a day can strengthen and tone the muscles in your thighs and calves. Pair your walks with strength-training exercises twice a week (lunges, squats, etc.) and you’ll notice even better results.
And You'll Feel More Creative
You know what won’t get your creative juices flowing? Watching Friends reruns. (We still love you, Chandler.) When you go for a walk, bring a notebook with you. You’ll be surprised how easily creative ideas pop up when you’re on the move and clearing your head.
You'll Get Errands Done On The Go
Something else you can take on that walk: your phone. Use the time to catch up with long-distance friends and family. Or, hell, make that dentist appointment you’ve been putting off for weeks.
You Might Be Inspired To Exercise Even More
After a few weeks of making this routine, your half-hour walk will become a piece of cake. You might even be inspired to take it to the next level and try a 30-minute run or bike ride. The possibilities are endless, people.