In many places in the USA, gyms are closed.  Although I have never had a gym membership, my favorite exercise is walking.  After reading Thirty Chic Days by Fiona Ferris and The Jane Austen Diet, I have made it a point to walk every day, even if it is only 15-20 minutes.  My goal is one hour, though. 

Truly there are no drawbacks to walking daily.  Here are a few benefits I have experienced:

  • Being outside in the fresh air
  • Listening to a book as I walk
  • Walking with a friend and catching up with her
  • Improved metabolism
  • More restful sleep at night
  • Being more alert

Go here to read 9 Benefits of Exercise and here to read Why You Should Spend More Time Outdoors

Do you walk daily?  What benefits have you experienced from your daily walks?  Please share in the comments below.