Suprising Benefits of a Walking Holiday

The health benefits of walking have been well documented. But there a few hidden gems that you may not have heard about. Walking the Camino is an unforgettable journey and you’ll return healthier happier and refreshed. Here’s why:

It makes you smarter

Recent studies have shown that walking improves your cognitive performance. If you are struggling with some big decisions or working on a big project than a walking trip could be key to unlocking that potential.

It reduces blood pressure

High blood pressure is something that a lot of us struggle with. Hitting the trail can help you lower your blood pressure. The fresh food on the Camino is also great for your health.

It makes you confident

Scientists have proven that walking boosts your mood and makes you happier. Exposure to vitamin D from the sun, the peace of nature and good exercise releases happy chemicals in your brain. You will feel reinvigorated and more confident after a challenging walk.

You will tone up

OK, so it’s common knowledge that walking can help you lose weight. But it’s also great for toning lean bodies. Abs, waist calves and legs all benefit from a walk.

It strengthens your bones

Your bones are the foundation that holds your body together. Walking helps improve the strength of your bones and the mobility of your joints. This is great news for everybody especially those with mild arthritis.

Better Sleep

We all hate those nights where you twist and turn, count some sheep, and still can’t manage to get a wink of sleep. Walking helps reduce stress levels and uses a lot of your bodies energy. We haven’t heard of many restless nights on The Camino!

Reduces Cravings

Walking can help curve those nasty cravings for unhealthy food and drink. After a long day walking on the Camino you will be able to treat yourself guilt-free. But you may find you left your sweet tooth in the previous town.

For more information on any of our walking or cycling tours, please contact our travel specialists.

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Comments

  1. By Maria

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Adel.

  2. By Adel Merola

    I totally agree with the above. There’s more – the mental aspect of walking is also of great importance. Being in and among nature. I am 56 and i walk as much as i can fit in – and i’m in rather good shape considering – i work sitting at a desk and sit in traffic to get here. Walking is the most natural movement for all creatures – great and small.. :)

  3. By Johann Slsbbert

    The Spanish Camino is on my bucketlist.

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