Walking is most probably the most common essay we have written in school. We all know pretty much enough about it. Let us refresh it once again.
Walking is very simple to do and also the easiest way of physical exercise. And better, people of all health type can afford to build up this habit. Till than consult your physician beforehand.
This article will remind you exactly why walking was so important in our syllabus and is, in our life.
Let’s Walk for Healing
Maybe the most common and preferable reason for people taking walking as an exercise is for weight loss. Weight loss is one key benefit that you can experience when you walk for 40 minutes a day that too daily. You can lose weight throughout your body, be it your stubborn abdomen, hips, and legs. With walking, weight loss tends to occur at a steady, healthy pace that is not too fast or slow and gives your body enough time to cooperate with the loss.
The amount of your loss and the time depends on factors such as your walking speed and intensity. Pick up your pace and swing your arms as you walk. In a study, it was shown that taking 100 step a minute was the right way of walking. But you do not have to do it right instantly. Take your time and pace it slowly. Walking helps fight fluid retention and stimulates circulation, helping to prevent the formation of cellulite
2. Heart Disease
Walking can help to prevent many diseases and illnesses of heart. Walking at least 30 minutes a day reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke by up to 27%. By increasing your heart rate, daily walks greatly improve your overall heart health.
3. Blood Pressure
This exercise is ideal for controlling high blood pressure. It improves circulation. The body heats up and vessels get elaborated, heart beats faster and pumps more. Your whole body’s circulation thus improves. Both patients with high and low BP gets benefited. As blood circulation improves immunity gets strong too.
As we walk our body function increases. Nutrients, sugar, calory are burned properly. Many studies have found that people who walk at least 30 minutes a day tend to be less likely to develop type II diabetes.
Walking reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and helps increase good cholesterol (HDL). It not only cuts off fat but distributes them evenly and does not let them cultivate at one spot.
6. Back Pain
As we walk our weights get distributed fairly, our bones and muscles get strong, they get less fatigue and heals faster too, aging also gets slow. Thus, our whole body is well maintained.
This preferable condition can save us from many body pains including the massive back pain. There is not a woman and even man who does not get back pain. Women are the prime sufferers as they start to have an awful back pain from a tender age and that too very serious. Walking helps with that intolerable pain.
7. Bones Problem
Walking strengthens your bones. It takes care of them and heals them. Makes them more durable and thick. Weak and deteriorating bones can lead to serious conditions like osteoporosis.
By walking every day, we stimulate and strengthen bones to increase bone density. This healthy form of exercise is especially recommended for women, and it also promotes joint health to help prevent problems like arthritis.
8. Mental Problems
Walking makes you relax. As your blood pressure get regulated and the flow is good and your heart rates get elevated your muscle relaxes slowly releasing all the tension build inside. Walking boosts your mood. It eases or can prevent depression and anxiety.
It helps to dissolve stress. Five minutes of walking will make you less worry. It can also aid concentration, mental focus and therefore productivity in your work and personal life. It prevents dementia too. Those who regularly walk or do other physical activity has better concentration and thinking power. They catch up to things faster.
Try splitting up your time. Distribute it throughout the day by taking breaks for short walks a few times daily. You will find yourself happier and relaxed than before and will also realize that this clears your thoughts and mind so that you can get back to your tasks in a refreshed and vital state.
And walking outdoors is better than indoors. Maybe your society ground, or local park, balcony, terrace, anywhere. Try going out at least once.
Studies have also shown that some cancers can be prevented through daily walking. People with a daily exercise routine are also less likely to develop cancers of the colon, breast, and uterus.
Though walking is a tiring thing to do but walking will make your stamina better. As you walk your whole body is engaged and as you already know it increases circulation and the supply of oxygen to every cell in our body. Thus, our whole body gets used to over extortion.
It will energize us and keep us active all through the day, after a meal and also after working hard at the night we will gain our energy after a bit of rest. It increases our huger, metabolism and sexual activity too.
These are not it. Walking also has much more to give us. People with respiratory problems will be greatly benefited, constipation or indigestion will occur less, gastritis will help too, the skin will get better, pores will be clearer. And there is much more than you can even think.
Recommended Ways of Walking
Beginners should take it really slow. Take short mini slow pace walks for a couple of weeks. Increase it after that. 5 minutes extra every day. Gradually pick up the pace too. As said before go outside if possible. If not then use your own home space. Something is better than nothing you know. Buy treadmill or rebounder if you can afford.
While you walk on the roadside follow the traffic rules. On-street use sidewalks or trails. Crossroads are dangerous, cross carefully. Do not make a nuisance for other fellow walkers. Get a shoe that is comfortable for walking. It must fit yours perfectly.
Walk for Health
This simple and easy way of exercising opens up lots of opportunities. Make it your birthday or new year resolution or new habit but add 45 minutes of walking daily in your routine.