30 Mar Take a Walk in the Park Day (or anywhere) with RED Chocolate
By Dara Wilson
Have you walked in the park lately? Well, today is the day to stretch your legs and take a break from all the hard work you’ve been doing. In the United States, March 30th is the annual date for National Take a Walk in the Park Day. Celebrate this national day with a tasty RED Chocolate bar.
Health Benefits of Walking
It’s no surprise that walking or any exercise for this matter has endless benefits for physical and mental health. The most well-known benefits of exercise are weight loss or weight management, lower blood pressure, and overall strong cardiovascular health. Although, spending time outside, even on cloudy days offers many more benefits than walking inside.
Recent research shows that getting natural vitamin D outside in nature’s fresh air allows the body to absorb negative ions. Negative ions give the body a healthy, natural serotonin boost. Factors such as sunlight, wind, flowing water, and other movements are known as negative ions and help boost psychological health. Without a doubt, it is very important to spend time outside.
If you can, take multiple short walks throughout the day. In fact, walking and moving around every hour has been proven to give multiple health benefits. Increase your energy and blood flow, get better focus, improve your mood and posture, and obtain higher metabolism.
Speaking of a mental health boost, dark chocolate can give you this as well.
2022 National Take a Walk in the Park Day
Is there a local park near your home or workplace? If so, take this day and do something different if you don’t normally walk in the park. Take a rest from social media or watching tv and get those walking shoes on. Do you go for a walk in the morning, during your lunch break, or after dinner? If not, start today.
Do you want to start walking more? Set a time every day or certain days of the week on your calendar to go for a nice, long stroll outside. Walking outside every day will be the most beneficial, but if this isn’t possible, walk around your house, apartment, or condo.
Is walking outside new to you? Start with ten or fifteen minutes a day. Are you an advanced walker? Then, increase your steps every week.
Take a Walk in the Park Day with RED Chocolate
Bring along a RED grab-n-go bar to take with you as a healthy, delicious snack on your walk. RED is a premier, no added sugar, European chocolate, crafted with high-quality cocoa and other ingredients. Keto and Weight Watches friendly, gluten-free, non-GMO, and Kosher, RED has fewer calories and less fat than leading chocolate brands.
RED believes in smarter snacking; RED is still chocolate, but it is smarter chocolate. Shop RED today online. You can also type your zip code into our online store finder to see where RED chocolate is sold near you.
Celebrate National Take a Walk in the Park Day right, with a delicious, smart snack. Mark the date this year and every year to celebrate this wonderful ode to getting outside and getting your body moving.