National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day
National Father-Daughter Take A Walk Day is a holiday that encourages fathers to spend some bonding time with their daughters by taking a walk. This not only allows the father to have some quality bonding time with their daughter but also allows both of them to get some physical activity in as well. Both of these are good reasons for fathers and daughters to hit the trail on July 7th and celebrate this holiday and each other.
The Benefits Of Walking
Since everyone knows the benefits of a strong father/daughter relationship already, we decided to go ahead and talk about the benefits of simply going for a walk. Even walking for a little while each day can have a significant positive effect on a person’s health. Below are some of the benefits that walking will provide to the walker.
Improves Cardiovascular Health
One of the biggest benefits that walking does for a person is to improve their cardiovascular health. It raises the heart rate for a time and that improves circulation. This can result in lower blood pressure and a stronger heart.
Extends A Person’s Lifespan
Another benefit of walking is that it increases a person’s lifespan. Some studies have shown that people in their 50s and 60s who regularly walk are 35% less likely to die over the next 8-years than people of the same age who don’t regularly walk. And if a person has underlying health conditions and walk, they’re 45% less likely to die over the next 8 years than their non-walking counterparts.
Walking Burns Calories
A brisk walk for 30-minutes can burn up to 200 calories. That doesn’t sound like much, but over time that can really add up and lead to weight loss. If you walked 30-minutes a day, every day for a year, then you’d end up burning 70,000 calories over that time. That enough calories to burn off 20-pounds of extra weight.
Walking Strengthen Muscles
Walking is also good for your muscles. It builds up muscles and this not only improves muscle tone but also eliminates stress from joints. Improved muscle tone also increases a person’s range of motion.
The last thing that we’d like to talk about is how walking supports your joints. We already mentioned that walking builds muscle tone, which can shift the stress from the joints to the muscles, but it also improves the circulation of oxygen and nutrients into the joint fluid. As you move, oxygen and nutrients are brought into the joint fluid, which can help the joint cartilage get the nutrition it needs to thrive. Remember, joint cartilage gets no direct blood supply, so moving the joints is important to keep them healthy.
How To Observe National Father-Daughter Take A Walk Day
Fathers and daughters ought to absolutely take advantage of this holiday. It’s not only good for their connection to one another but also allows them to get some exercise. While you’re celebrating this holiday, also be sure to use the hashtag #FatherDaughterTakeAWalkDay to let everyone know that you’re observing this holiday.