The Power Of Walking 🚶🏻‍♂️

The Power Of Walking 🚶🏻‍♂️

I know many Americans claim they are surprised when visiting Europe, that they have been eating a lot of delicious stuff (and not the healthiest), and still losing a couple of pounds when they return home.

There are probably several factors that play in, such as reduced stress levels and better-quality ingredients in the food, even if it’s something unhealthy they’re eating. But one factor that stands out here, I believe, is the amount of walking that usually gets done compared to back home.

I was in Nerja, Spain, over the past weekend, and as you can see, I averaged 24,700 steps during that week. I don’t think that’s outrageously high for a human. Sure, compared to the average person today, it is.

People sit in the car, sit at work, sit at home. And in the last few years, we’ve been introduced to these silly electric scooters. No, it’s not more convenient; you are just a lazy fuck if you use them. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Sitting has become the new smoking. 💀

And when newspapers (SVD/Expressen) here in Sweden say: “Forget about 10,000 steps - There’s a new large study saying that 2337 steps are already enough and clearly lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases,” what message does this send out? Like, what in the actual fuck?! 🤯🤦🏻‍♂️

Even if I tried my hardest, it would be almost impossible for me to fall below that number if I’m not bedridden or disabled. I get closer to 1000-1500 steps before I leave the house in the morning and land at 3500-4000 steps when I arrive at work (I take the bus).

Don’t underestimate walking. Whether it is for overall health, losing weight, or getting out of a brain fog, it will do wonders.

Our body is undoubtedly the easiest and the most accessible piece of workout equipment to use anywhere, anytime. Use it!🚶🏻‍♂️💪🏽