Walking – Helps You Stay In Shape, Improve Your Health

Walking – helps you stay in shape, improve your health. 

Ready for numerous benefits of walking? Here are some simple and easy tips to help you get started.

For good health, all you need is little motivation and a good pair of shoes. 

Physical activity doesn’t mean an exertion, a simple brisk walk for at least 20-40 minutes for 5 days a week, can help you stay healthy. 

Learn the benefits 

  • Helps to maintain a healthy weight
  • Prevent heart attack and stoke
  • Regular walk can prevent various lifestyle diseases including diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, muscle and joint pain etc.
  • Reduce anxiety and refresh your mood

Remember, the three F’s (faster, farther, frequent) for greater benefits. 

Right technique is important 

To reap maximum benefit from your normal walk, a right posture and purposeful movements are very important. Ideally, here’s how you should walk: 

  • Walk straight and smoothly, looking forward, not at the ground.
  • Relax your neck, shoulder and back.
  • Swing your arms freely with a small bend in your elbows.
  • Tightened your stomach and walk with straight back.

Plan a routine

As your start walking, don’t forget to:

  • Choose comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Warm up for 5 to 10 minutes, as it helps to prepare your body for exercise.
  • Cool down your body by doing some simple stretches for 5 to 10 minutes, as it allow your heart rate and blood pressure to return to normal.

Set realistic goals that you can achieve 

Setting realistic goals really help, aim for minimum 30 minutes of physical activity daily. If you can’t spend that much time, try various short sessions of activity throughout the day. Remember, any amount of physical activity is better than none at all. 

For maximum health benefits, do at least 60 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.

Track your progress

Tacking your physical activity is very important, it gives you motivation and satisfaction. 

Download any fitness app on your phone or wear a smart watch to track the count of steps you take, the distance you walk, the calories you burned.

Just think how good you’ll feel when you see how many kilometres you’ve walked each day, week, month or year.

Once you take that initial step, you are on the way towards a better health.