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Walk For Health

By Fredrica Syren:

While living in Sweden for the past 3 years I walked…and I walked and I walked. You see in Sweden you don’t use cars so much to get around but rater use public transportation, bikes and yes walk. It helps that in Sweden, like many places in Europe, have great walk paths and around where we lived, part of it was through a nature reserve so walking was quiet enjoyable.walk-for-health

There are many reasons for a walking. It’s fun, it’s relaxing, it’s food for the planet but most important it’s good for your health. So what are those health benefits really?

First of all walking burns calories, especially a brisk walk so this is a great for of exercise that is fun at the same time and does not require a gym membership or special clothes besides walking shoes.

Walking also strengthens your bones and since it’s a low impact form of exercise most people can do it in whatever pace work for them and a great workout to begin with if you’re just starting to workout.

Walking also makes you feel better, emotionally because it releases that will lighten your mood and can potentially reduce depression. For me I always found that nothing works as good as a walk to clear my head.

While walking outside helps your body produce vitamin D which also known as the sunshine vitamin. This super important vitamin helps regulate calcium and phosphorus absorption, it strengthens both bones and teeth and provides a protection against cancer and diabet.

“Walking is man’s best medicine”

-Hippocrates

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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