What are 10 Benefits of Walking ?<br />4. Walking is good for your brain.<br />8. Walking strengthens your immune system.<br />1. Walking prevents type 2 diabetes.<br />5. Walking helps alleviate symptoms of depression. <br />9. Walking improves physical function.<br />2. Walking strengthens your heart.<br />6. Walking reduces the risk of breast and colon cancer.<br />10. Walking lowers<br />your blood pressure.<br />3. Walking is good <br />for your bones.<br />7. Walking improves fitness.<br />
What are Some Types of Walking ?<br />Power Walking<br />Leisure Walking<br />Hill Walking<br />Water Walking<br />Interval Training<br />Sprint Training<br />
Warm Up & Stretch Before Walking<br />An Important Step For Everyone<br />
Walking Techniques<br />Taking a Step<br />Walking Stride<br />Arm Motion<br />Proper Posture<br />We know you know how to take a step but just to be sure...<br /><ul><li>Strike the ground first with your heel.
Bring back foot forward, strike ground with heel and repeat.
Don't take longer strides to increase speed (over-striding). This is inefficient and potentially harmful.
Take more frequent, smaller steps. Your stride should be longer behind rather than out in front of your body. </li></ul>...lends power to your walking, helps balance your leg motion and results in 5-10% more calories burned while you are walking. <br />How you hold your body directly affects how comfortably and easily you walk. Good posture lets you breathe easier and helps you avoid back pain.<br />
Is Walking Really a Workout?<br />ABSOLUTELY!!<br />Walking is considered an Aerobic Activity<br />
Preparing to Walk!<br />Determine your specific fitness goals.<br />Purchase a good pair of walking shoes and comfortable exercise clothing.<br />Incorporate walking activity into your daily routine.<br />Monitor your walking progression to ensure you're meeting your fitness goals.<br />STAY Motivated!<br />
Where Can I Get More Information About Walking?<br />Resources<br />http://www.smallstep.gov/<br />http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/<br />http://aom.americaonthemove.org/<br />http://www.railtrails.org/index.html<br />http://www.americanhiking.org/<br />http://www.ava.org/<br />http://www.diabetes.org/ClubPed/index.jsp<br />http://walking.about.com/<br />
Enjoy the <br />Benefits of Walking!<br />Kathy Harper<br />CIS 100<br />