Why start to walk ?
Recreational walking is:
♦ a path to an active and a healthy lifestyle
♦ a sensible approach to get rid of problems
♦ quality family time
♦ a support for a slimming diet
♦ a good form of team building
Advantages of an active lifestyle
Who wants to go through life healthy will have to move or exercise regularly.
The slogan BWA is then also: “A healthy mind in a healthy body”
The advantages of exercise are so obvious:
♦ it gives you more energy and vitality
♦ it improves your form: you will feel fitter and you have as a result a better mood
♦ it keeps your weight under control
♦ you sleep better
♦ you run less risk on health problems (cancer, diabetes, heart-and vascular diseases...)
♦ the self-confidence increases (= a better self-image)
The advice of the BWA
Regularly experience the healthy open air to calm down but also to combat or diminish mental problems or complaints. Fresh air and exercise in a natural environment does a lot of good.
Take sometimes your family for a relaxing forest walk: in nature you can relax rapidly and you will also better understand the importance of a healthy living environment.
Limit the time that you spend in front of a screen (laptop, tv, iPad...) to a maximum of 2 hour a day.
As amateur sportsman/ walker do not use vitamin supplements or energy drinks because if you eat and drink healthy you don't really need these resources (only when practicing sports intensively).
A sensible approach to get rid of problems
If you have dark thoughts due to bad luck and/or other problems, then recreational walking will help you.
While walking you get lucid thoughts and your problems will be relieved/ diminish and disappear to the background.
Things begin to look brighter and especially, you will be able to put the problems into perspective and/or to accept them better.
Quality family time
Through recreational walking you can together:
♦ leave behind for just a moment the daily things or troubles;
♦ hold a cordial talk with your partner: you can talk calmly about events at work or in the family and make new holiday plans; but also matters could easier be talked out with each other;
♦ enjoy undisturbed the beauty and the silence of nature: you can listen to the songs of the birds and enjoy the pleasant fragrance of flowers and plants;
♦ keep fit and mobile/active in a sensible way.
Support for a slimming diet
Walking is a good support for each slimming diet: 3 x ½ hour a week is mostly sufficient.
Companies that will improve the performances and with it the linked results of their employees through a good cooperation and a pleasant work climate can, in these times of crises, attain their objective by covering a nature track of about for example 20 to 30 km as a team.
After all it is proved that a lot of people get new, clear and creative ideas while walking. Furthermore this exercise/ practice will also create a relaxing atmosphere and a feeling of satisfaction within the team and therefore it would be an appropriate opportunity for conducting in-depth business discussions and/or for taking important policy decisions.
For successful team building companies don't always need to stay in a mysterious castle or in an expensive luxury hotel !
The slogan of the BWA for companies: Get good, original ideas and especially, make the right decisions for your company through a successful team event = Walking !