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Exercise On the Beach

Updated on January 24, 2016
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"Beach walking burns twice as many calories as jogging the same distance on another surface."

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Walking On the Beach

There is something so unbelievably nourishing about walking down the beach on a summer day. With a warm breeze flowing through your hair, the clean salty smell in the air, and the comforting squishy sand oozing between your toes, there is nothing else like beach walking. Tossled, messy hair and no make-up is the trend, and of course clothing is optional (any swimsuit will do - no one cares where you bought it). Where else can you completely just let yourself go and not feel self-conscious, but instead feel absolutely free and content?

Besides the great feelings a walk on the beach evokes, it is also beneficial to your health as well. For instance, beach walking burns twice as many calories as jogging the same distance on another surface. Believe me, after a couple of days of walking a mile or more, you will feel it. Surprisingly, your muscles will ache, and you will know that beach walking is the reason.

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Exercising On the Beach

The sites and sounds on the beach are very enjoyable to most people. They are soothing and calming, providing an escape for the senses from all the usual unwanted stimuli that surrounds at work and even at home. The sound of the waves crashing, birds chirruping, and laughter are welcoming.

Visually, we are surrounded as well. From the numerous pelicans flying overhead, to the groups of dolphins seen playfully frolicking in the waves, nature is all around you. I was lucky enough to find a living starfish recently, which I made sure to return to the sea after careful examination. What a treat! Hearing the waves crash on the shore completes this relaxing atmosphere.

Reasons to Walk

According to MedicineNet, walking prevents type 2 diabetes, it strengthens your heart, it is good for your brain and your bones. They even say that walking reduces symptons of depression, and reduces the risk of breast and colon cancer.

MedicineNet also states that depending on your weight and speed at which you walk, you can burn anywhere between 100 to 166 calories per mile walked. "You burn virtually the same number of calories whether you run or walk a mile; you just get there faster if you run."

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    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      7 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks! I'm proud of my "cheap" camera pictures. They surprisingly turned out really great. If I could, I would walk the beach every day.

    • Cutters profile image

      Cutters 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Nice pictures I want to go walk the beach now!

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