START! Walking at Home American Heart Association 3 Mile Walk

Walking is something that humans have done for as long as we’ve populated planet earth. Whether you circle around the track, meander through a scenic park, or simply strut to get from point A to point B, walking a mile every day is a surefire way get the 150 minutes of exercise per week that the American Heart Association recommends.

Walking is also a form of exercise that is absolutely free and can be done indoors or outdoors; on a treadmill or in a park. Plus you can make it even more enjoyable by going on a stroll with a family member or friend, rendering it a pleasant social activity. If you want to make it into an intense cardio exercise, you can also try out power walking, as noted by Healthline.

One way you can do that is by walking, as noted by chartered physiotherapist Dr. Chris Norris. “Your concentration will improve because walking increases the brain activity, specifically in the areas of the brain responsible for focus and attention,” he revealed to The List. “Walking a mile every day enhances the connectivity of important brain circuits, combats declines in brain function associated with aging, and increases performance on cognitive tasks.”