2018.10.22 18:18 | Sean Carter
There is arguably no lower-impact form of exercise than walking. We do it every day: From our home to our car, from our car to the office, from the office to lunch and back and from our car to our home. The problem is, that amount of walking just isn’t enough to reap the benefits – of which there are so many. Some health experts suggest taking about 10,000 steps per day to be considered “active.” For those who, right off the bat, can say that they aren’t even coming close to the benchmark, it may be time to find a way to change your daily routine. For those of any age looking for more ways to get out and explore your surroundings, all it takes is a little research and a wood walking stick to help get the job done. Your body, mind and spirit will certainly thank you in return!
According to a Sept. 19, 2018 article from the Los Angeles Post Examiner, walking “requires no special gear or equipment beyond comfortable clothes and decent shoes.” To this, we’d like to add wood walking stick to the list of essential equipment. That’s because those who feel like they need an additional form of support during their treks will come to depend on this device. The fact that these sticks are, as the name suggests, crafted from real wood certainly adds points in the aesthetics and reliability departments. Manufacturers who go to great lengths to create unrivaled offerings will tout the fact that it has been carved from solid woods like pine or sassafras. The natural stylings perfectly complement those who take their walks outside while a wood walking stick is equally capable of the trip-around-the-neighborhood excursions.
The Los Angeles Post Examiner also points out that “the generally accepted rule of thumb is that you burn 100 calories per each mile walked. So walk just three miles and you get a guilt-free slice of pizza.” There are more benefits to walking than just burning calories, however. According to a Sept. 20, 2018 article from MediBulletin.com, those who walk for at least four hours every week “may have less severe strokes when compared to people who are physically inactive.” This data comes from a recently-published study found in the American Academy of Neurology medical journal. The debilitating effects of a stroke shouldn’t scare people into exercise. What those on the fence about walking should consider, however, is picking up a wood walking stick and exploring the world beyond their front and backyard.