How Walking Keeps Us Healthy

 

By Amrutha, Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Walking is more than an exercise. 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. Walking with others can turn exercise into an enjoyable social occasion. You carry your own body weight when you walk. This is known as weight-bearing exercise.

 

The physical activity built into a daily lifestyle plan is also one of the most effective ways to assist with weight loss and keep weight off once it’s lost. Walking fast burns more kilojoules per hour than walking slowly, but this doesn’t mean you have to push yourself until you’re breathless. Instead, pace yourself so that you can still talk. This simple rule of thumb means that you walk safely within your target heart rate, which brings about health gains. Walking can be as good as a workout, if not better, than running.

 

Walking opens up the free flow of ideas, and it is a simple and robust solution to the goals of increasing creativity and increasing physical activity. Walking wards off heart disease, brings up the heart rate, lowers blood pressure and strengthens the heart. Walking wards off heart disease, brings up the heart rate, lowers blood pressure and strengthens the heart. A brisk 30-minute walk burns 200 calories. Over time, calories burned can lead to pounds dropped. Thus walking keeps us healthy.

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