Benefit of Walking

By: Beatrice Stephenson

The numbers of benefits of walking are so many, it's almost hard to know where to begin. You have the obvious one like weight loss and calorie burning. If you add a pair cellulite shoes (yes, those exist!) you will firm and tone your body as well. You will sleep better if you do some extra walking a day, and to take a 30 minute walk after dinner is a really good sleeping pill. It will lower your cholesterol, like most exercise you do on a regular basis. It has a positive effect on high blood pressure. Walking has been proven to be effective to prevent and control type 2 diabetes.

Depression and stress are other factors that walking is vary good for. So, as you see, there are many improvements you can do with just walking.

But one thing is really important though. Consistency! You need to fit a walk in your daily schedule, or at least five times a week. You don't have to walk 30 or 60 minutes at once every evening or morning for it to be worth while. You can take 15 minutes before breakfast, five minutes on your lunch break, get of the subway one stop earlier, take an extra block with the dog in the evening. As long as it adds up with the amount you have set your goal for, it's fine! When you see the results you will surely be intrigued and it will be so easy to continue.

To take walks with a friend is also a good motivator. Since walking is such a good way of exercising, you can chat under your walks, and time will fly away. A dog is a good walking companion as well, a friend of mine's father got a dog, and he lost several pounds in a couple of months. So don't just think about getting out there anymore, but do it!

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