Benefits of Walking

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Benefits of Walking

  1. 1. Benefits of Walking<br />
  2. 2. 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 />
  3. 3. 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 />
  4. 4. Warm Up & Stretch Before Walking<br />An Important Step For Everyone<br />
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Roll through the step from heel to toe.
  7. 7. Push off with your toes.
  8. 8. Bring back foot forward, strike ground with heel and repeat.
  9. 9. Don't take longer strides to increase speed (over-striding). This is inefficient and potentially harmful.
  10. 10. 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 />
  11. 11. Is Walking Really a Workout?<br />ABSOLUTELY!!<br />Walking is considered an Aerobic Activity<br />
  12. 12. How Many Calories will I Burn?<br />
  13. 13. How Much Walking Should I Do?<br />The answer to that question is……<br />the more walking you can do, the more your health will benefit.<br />
  14. 14. Where Can I Walk?<br />ANYWHERE!<br />
  15. 15. 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 />
  16. 16. 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 />
  17. 17. Enjoy the <br />Benefits of Walking!<br />Kathy Harper<br />CIS 100<br />

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