Benefits of Walking:
Walking is the least popular form of exercise but its benefits are numerous. Walking improves fitness, increases longevity, and lightens your mood.
All age groups can take part in this simple form of exercise.
Walking is easy as it does not require costly equipment. You don’t even have to hit the gym to walk.
Some things to keep in mind before you take off:
- Wear a pair of shoes with good heel support and comfortable clothes; preferably loose clothing and shirts with long sleeves.
- Use sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn.
- Drinks lots of water to stay hydrated.
The benefits of walking:
Walking is mentally beneficial as it improves our mood. Going for a refreshing walk decreases anger, depression, and anxiety. Studies have found out that people who walk have a better mood than those people who do not walk daily.
After a workout, we all know that we sleep better. Walking helps you sleep better. Since you are less depressed after a walk it will help you sleep better at night.
Walking can be made enjoyable by going out with your partner or a friend. This short time of walking and interacting increases connectednesswith other people. Walking can also be emotionally delightful. It also helps a socially withdrawn person to connect with society.
Walking for 10-30mins a day prevents arthritis and reduces pain. It also reduces the loss of bone mass which is beneficial even in old age.
Going for a walk daily creates less stress on the joints by strengthening the muscles around the joints. Studies have found out that walking reduces the risk of hip fractures by 40% in post-menopausal women.
Walking helps in reducing weight. If your pants don’t fit, try going for a walk every day as it reduces fat around the belly. Walking is beneficial for the prevention of muscle loss and burns extra calories as our metabolism increases while walking.
Try to walk 8,000 – 10,000 steps every day. If you are getting bored of walking, try taking a different route. Walking can also tone and strengthen your legs if the terrain is hilly or your route includes steps.
Walking is also beneficial in improving immunity and endurance. There are fewer chances of getting flu or a cold if you walk daily. Studies have also found out that a short walk after a meal lowers blood sugar levels and reduces the risk of diabetes.
Walking improves blood circulation. It prevents heart diseases, lowers blood pressure, and improves oxygen flow through the body.
Increases longevity. Studies have also proved that physically active people live a longer life than those people who do not go outside.
Put on your shoes and include walking as a part of your daily routine to improve your well-being and wellness.
Walking can be enjoyable if you walk with your friends, family, or your partner. Try calling a friend to walk daily.
If you are walking alone, it will help you to think and boost your creativity. Walking can be also refreshing if nature greets you warmly when you walk the desired route.
Help your neighbor’s dog for a walk if they are busy. This way you will be exercising as well as helping your neighbor.
Taking care of your well-being and wellness can be achieved by simply going for a short walk. Walk even around your room if you don’t want to go out. This will keep both your mind and body fit.
Why walking should a part of your daily routine:
- Improves our mood
- Sleep better
- More sociable
- Less stress on the joints
- Reduces the loss of bone mass
- Prevents arthritis
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Improves immunity and endurance
- Tones and strengthens your legs
- Helps in weight loss
- Prevents heart diseases
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves oxygen flow through the body.
- Improves blood circulation
- Increases longevity.