Walking For Good Health

Walking For Good Health
Walking

Written by Prince Anane


Walking for 30 minutes a day or more on most days of the week is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health.

If you can’t manage 30 minutes a day, remember even short walks more frequently can be beneficial.

Walking with others can turn exercise into an enjoyable social occasion.

See your doctor for a medical check-up before embarking on a higher-intensity new fitness program, particularly if you are aged over 40 years, are overweight or haven’t exercised in a long time.


Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance.


It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.


Unlike some other forms of exercise, walking is free and doesn’t require any special equipment or training.


Physical activity does not have to be vigorous or done for long periods in order to improve your health.


Walking is low impact, requires minimal equipment, can be done at any time of day and can be performed at your own pace. You can get out and walk without worrying about the risks associated with some more vigorous forms of exercise.


Health Benefits Of Walking

-Increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness


-Reduced risk of heart disease and stroke


-Improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes


-Stronger bones and improved balance


-Increased muscle strength and endurance


-Reduced body fat.




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