The underestimated power of just walking around

Sven Vandenberghe
5 min readJun 19, 2021
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Walking, the neglected effects…

The calming effect of walking is underestimated,

Add this to the fact that walking is actually easy to do​,​ and going outside to have a walk doesn’t cost money!

Outside walks are one of the best ways to create a calming effect on our system​; the outside air and the close contact with nature are tremendous in rearranging our system. The smells, the sounds, the wind​,​ and the natural movement of walking get us back at ​old-skool homeostasis level, something we often lack these days.

Homeostasis is best explained as the physiological rest state (balance) of our endocrine system. Any ​automated process by which an organism tends to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are best for its survival could be categorized as the understanding of homeostasis.

When walking ​regularly​,​ you will likely get more toned or lose weight a little. Lowering BMI levels ​has proven to be one of the best things to do for your health​; it will cause you to regulate food ​intake better, sleep better, and achieve ​an overall feeling of ​well-being which will serve you in other aspects of ​your life as well.

“Start ​walking to shift your mental state from negative to positive.”

To get you motivated a bit, often misunderstood is the fact that we need to run and almost drop to death to lose weight or fat​.

Walking is an aerobic exercise, 100m sprint is more anaerobic.

That means that when walking and consuming and being able to keep talking or breathing normally throughout your nose​,​ you are mainly ​performing an aerobic exercise ​that will ​ use ​most of ​your fat stores as energy.

When you are experiencing more difficulties for breathing​,​ and your walking starts to transfer into running, you are likely to hit ​your anaerobe threshold​,​ which will cause you to ​breathe through your mouth more often​.​

Passing this threshold​, we are gradually shifting the source of energy our body consumes from fat stores ​toward the locations where carbohydrates are stored.

Sven Vandenberghe

Divergent Belgium GhostBlogwriter — Energizing the world through Inspirational Writing, Awareness development & Installation of Submarine Power Cables.