Tips and benefits of walking for fitness and Well-Being


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Walking is not only meant for weight loss, but is also very healthy exercise that no other workout activity can replace. Motivate yourself to run regularly and strategically until your overweight runs away, leaving you behind, with fit and healthy body. If you are planning to lose weight, then never compete with others rather compete with yourself that boosts you to exercise more.

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Tips and benefits of walking for fitness and Well-Being

  1. 1. Tips and Benefits of Walking for Fitness
  2. 2. Are you ready to start walking? Learn how to start walking for fitness, weight loss, recreation or sport. We have lessons, tutorials and basics for new walkers to begin enjoying walks.
  3. 3. Walking for good health Walking can improve your health and fitness by helping you lose body fat, improve your fitness and avoid heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers. Try to walk briskly for at least 30 minutes most days of the week. Walking with others can turn exercising into an enjoyable social occasion.
  4. 4. What are the benefits of walking? • Supports health management • Easily accessible and no separate equipment required • Best and easiest way to lose weight and maintain well-being • Maintains low and high density Lipo-protein cholesterol levels and blood pressure • Reduced risk of some type of cancers and heart-attack • No fear of injuries to most extent • An active mind and an active body throughout the day
  5. 5. Suggestions for a fruitful walk: • Change your walking routine as per guidelines periodically • Enjoy your walk for better results • Walk to a beat so that it gives aerobic movement • Log your miles for verifying previous achievements and get motivated for improved performance • Choose uneven terrain for a better result oriented walking experience
  6. 6. Safety tips to be taken during a walk: It’s very important to maintain some safety measures for effective walking. Even though, walking is just a very simple activity that we’re well used to, still it’s very crucial to keep some safety tips in mind.
  7. 7. Tips : • Start walking slowly for the muscles to warm up as you go • Monitor heart rate continuously • Make sure that you’re well hydrated at regular intervals of time • Wear proper clothing that fits your walking activity perfectly • Plan a route before starting to remove any ambiguity and concentrate on walking • Maintain a pedometer to track your steps if required
  8. 8. Tips for power walking: Power walking is different from brisk walking and is to be more carefully practiced as during a power walk the speed is at the upper end of the natural range for the walker. For successful power walking there is a technique
  9. 9. Tips : • Keep your eyes straight forward as good and tall posture is the key to successful power walking • Keep arms bent at 90 degrees and have to act as pistons • Lift up the rib-cage and lengthen the waist for a fast walk • Don’t clench your fists as hands are one among the places that get relaxed during a power walk •Pretend as if you’re pushing the road behind with short strides to burn more calories
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