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
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:
Plan a routine
As your start walking, don’t forget to:
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.