Is walking good for health?

@banta78 (4334)
India
October 6, 2006 7:48am CST
hello friends, walking is definately very good for health. Walking burns almost as many calories as jogging. It increases your aerobic capability and stamina.It is good for old people as it is easy on joints.More importantly it lessens anxiety, stress and tension. Most importantly it reduces heart attack risk, reduces levels of bad cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and also slims your waist making you lean and fit.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 07
Hi Banta Yes I have heard that walking is good for you, I walk a bit more now as I take Gissi out now that we have no Garden, but because of my Illness I can not walk for long, lol, so I normally have a rest and then go home. But we walk 3 times a Day.
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@banta78 (4334)
• India
28 May 07
Hello Gabs, It is good to know that you are walking bit more with Gissi nowadays. yeah it must be tough with illness. But don't worry be happy. LOL. Continue going for walks as it's imp. and do take proper rest and continue your treatment. With lots of love and hugs, :)
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 May 07
Hi there Thank you Banta at the moment it is cold and wet again so not a lot of walks
7 Feb 07
If i didn't walk as much as i do i'm sure i would be huge! I walk around three miles a day and it's best to walk at a fast pace. I don't think i'm that healthy though!
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@banta78 (4334)
• India
28 May 07
My dear friend i don't think you can look huge though. LOL. You seem to have a good figure and looks like walking is key to your fitness. :)
@skbadhan (881)
• India
26 May 07
One of the most natural things that an individual does every day is to walk. For years, this single act has been linked to improving cardiovascular health. The reason is because, generally, walking is a safe movement that isn’t likely to cause injury. New studies have shown that walking is also a terrific way to improve your mood. The next time you are feeling a little blue, there may be a way to walk it off - literally. A recent study paired individuals into groups, one of which spent 30 minutes on a treadmill and the other that participated in 30 minutes of rest. Each group’s progress was monitored throughout the treatment with a conclusion that both groups reported having less negative feelings at the end of the study, along with less stress and tension. The difference, however, was found when the group that spent 30 minutes walking also noted an overall improvement in well-being. While the study further proves the theory that walking is good for mental health, as well as physical, it also lends credence to the theory that people who walk feel better overall. It also proves that an individual does not have to be outside in order to enjoy the benefits of walking. This simple exercise can be achieved with a treadmill or by simply walking in place while tuning into a favorite movie or television show. Anyone who has been diagnosed as having clinical depression or other illnesses should not ignore, or disregard, his/her medical treatment program. Walking is simply a way to sometimes add further improvement to certain conditions. A simple 30 minute walk can benefit an individual’s mood, improve cardiovascular health and combat obesity all at the same time. In order to be effective, many people find that a daily walking schedule will help to keep them motivated and improve their spirits. In addition, a regular schedule will ensure that there is a time set aside for a walk. It’s very easy to think, “I’ll get around to it later,” but something more often than not will distract individuals away from exercise unless they have a certain schedule that is followed every day.
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
22 Feb 07
yes, it helps with the cerculations of the blood and keeps you fit.
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
22 Feb 07
You're right. Walking is the best exercise for just about anybody, and it's free. You don't need fancy clothing, a gym membership, or cute outfits to impress everybody. I love to go out for walks in the spring and summertime,and when the weather is bad I use my treadmill indoors.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
7 Feb 07
A brisk walk is probably my favorite exercise. It's great for you especially if it's nice out and you can stroll outdoors.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
7 Feb 07
walking - very good for the body and keeps you fit and trim
yes, its very healthy for a person to walk everday,
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• India
16 Oct 06
Definitely
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@rojane (500)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
Yeah, I agree with you that walking is good for our health. It is even said that walking is the best exercise since all parts of our body are moving at the same time. And also because we perspire a lot when we walk. I don't really exercise and walking is my only way of exercising and so I make it a point that I walk an ample distance daily.
• Malaysia
28 May 07
Walking is definitely good for your health! Walking is one of the simplest and safest aerobic exercise you can do. It will help you strengthen your bones, control your weight, and condition your heart and lungs. Walking is much more preferable than running or jogging because it creates less stress on your joints, including hips, knees, and ankles^_^
@shan143 (345)
• India
28 May 07
dear friends walking is very good for health which burns callories but walking has be in time/ walking should not be done after eating fully, i heard this, but iam not sure about this matter, check with proper doctor
@simran1430 (1793)
• India
23 Feb 07
Strength-training exercises can sometimes produce a temporary weight gain in the beginning due to muscles retaining more fluid. After a week or so, it quickly readjusts and the excess fluid disappears.