Walking is an excellent low-impact exercise with so many benefits to your health. Let's take a look at some of the many benefits of walking - from weight loss to helping reduce stress.
Walking is an excellent way to exercise. Walking is low-impact and pretty much everyone has the ability to walk for exercise. It's inexpensive and can help to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease as well as type 2 diabetes. Here are just five of the many reasons why you should get up, get outside and walk.
Walking combined with a healthy diet is a great way to lose weight. If you still are not convinced why you should walk more, here are five reasons that will make you want to get off your computer and head to the nearest park or treadmill.
Why You Should Walk More:
1. Did you know that engaging in a regular walking program can actually help to aid with the digestive process?
Research indicates that a post-meal walk can not only aid in digestion but can also help to control blood sugar levels. Need another reason why you should walk more? Physically moving away from the kitchen or the dining room table eliminates the temptation to fill your plate with seconds or even thirds. Walking away from the table can do wonders for your waistline as well as your overall health.
2. You should walk more for the health of your bones. Walking is not going to add serious bulk to your muscles. Walking will not add bulk to your quads, glutes and hamstrings in the same way that deadlifts or squats will; but walking can still help to build up your strength.
Walking is a strengthening exercise that helps to improve the strength of your legs and core. Walking is also a great way to improve your cardiovascular fitness. While walking may not build-up large and bulky muscles, walking strengthens your bones more than going for a swim, biking or using an elliptical machine would.