Benefits of Walking Exercise...Ü
September 9, 2007 7:56pm CST
It is said that every person has two doctors with him...his right leg and his left leg. A vigorous 5 mile walk can do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy man than any medicine or psychology. It is the easiest exercise for most individuals, one that can be done without equipment except good shoes, in most terrains and weather and also in very old age. what we are talking about is not just walking but brisk walking. here are the benefits of the same--- Why walking? walking is the most natural exercise known to man. Besides this, here are the other benefits of walking --- 1) Walking improves circulation calf muscle are man's second heart. 2) Walking is good for the heart. The increased oxygen requirements lead to exercise for the heart. On a long term basis, it leads to a better circulation for the heart. Thus, it reduces the chances of a heart attack. 3) Walking cuts fatigue Once daily brisk walking has become a habit, you start reaping the benefits. Soon there is no need of any laxatives. No more low back ache. No more of that catch while bending. Above all, in shape body is not easily fatigued. 4) Walking improves the posture. 5) Psychological benefits Many studies have shown enormous psychological benefits of walking. It has been shown that daily walking habit reduces anxiety, tension and improves mood. What is brsik walking?It has been shown that what works best is not walking but "brisk walking" Scientifically, it correlates with the pulse rate that you should achieve for the maximum benefits, however simply speaking, brisk walking means: a level thats not just strolling; but not out of breath either. How many minutes a day should one walk briskly? No study has established the exact time for the maximum benefit. However 45minutes to 1 hour is a good guide. You can even incorporate it in your daily life style. That way you will automatically walk briskly to the office and for that matter anywhere. A short brisk walk is worth two miles of ambling. That way you will easily get minimal amount of good exercise every day. And as striding becomes a habit, you will soon get more exercise, willingly. Ü
10 Sep 07
I am an regular walker whenever time permits irrespective of timings. The thing is do not take walking as a hobby you must also do your regular works and duties of yourself and to your family . Doing regular duties and domestic works with regular walks makes you strong and defence against fastdiseases. Past thirty years i am walking despite lot of warnings from my family and friends.