The Benefits of Walking

By: NARA

Walking inside a public park, seashore or even in a railway platform is a great fun for all age groups of both genders.

It's also a great exercise to lose weight, reduce stress and enjoy oneself easily.

Walking in the early morning or late evening brings great relief to our body and mind.

One can feel the arm sunshine caressing the back, the fresh air - crisp and clean.

We can listen to the chirping of the birds, the humming of insects and above all the sound of our own foot steps.

While walking, the heart beat increases and in turn pumps oxygenated blood.

Walking as we all know, is one of the easiest most enjoyable and the least expensive exercise one can start.

It does not need expensive equipments except a pair of canvass shoes.

We have to plan and stick to it.

The time allotted for walking should be kept up because the time spent on walking is just for ourselves to improve our body, mind and spirit.

One can walk with one's friend or dog.

Dogs make great walking companions.

Even we have neither of them, we can walk alone enjoying nature without anyone else's interference.

When we start a walking program, we start out slowly to warm up the muscles by walking for about ten minutes breathing deeply.

This will certainly help to relax and oxygenate our blood.

As we walk, it is better to swing our arms and walk briskly.

It is said that distance does not matter, movement does.

Slowly over time the walking time may be increased to a maximum of one hour daily.

Even thirty minutes a day will do, but it should be regular, every day.

We may even do ten minutes of easy walking, ten minutes of very fast walking and then 10 minutes of slow walking again.

Regular walking will bring down the excess weight.

We should make walking a daily habit or at least 4 - 5 times a week depending on our schedule.

Walking or physical aerobic exercise has become an absolute necessity nowadays for all who enjoy a modern sedentary life.

Walking for fitness has become a motto among most of the urban population.

Walking is not only for old people but also for the young.

Converting food into energy needs more a physical activity.

So we need to choose any one convenient exercise and do it regularly to get the desired benefit.

Everyone knows the benefits of walking, but only some gets the benefits.

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