Walking is an excellent form of exercise. As is natural for us, it is easier to begin an exercise routine with a quick walk instead of jogging or other intense physical activity.
Walking at a good pace helps you exercise your muscles and requires more energy, so you burn more calories. Best of all is that you can gradually include yourself in the daily routine and you can increase the pace without making a lot of effort. Walking is a gentle introduction to the world of fitness.
Each individual is unique and so is each person’s walking style. The pace of a person’s average gait depends on many things. Age, fitness level, gender, and even height and weight contribute to the speed with which a person can walk. In very general terms, the normal walking speed of a human being is 3 to 4 miles per hour. Women can walk at a slightly slower rate, depending on the height and constitution of the individual. As you get older, the speed decreases. The pace at which older people can walk can be between 2.5 and 3 miles per hour. Also, as you get older, your chances of getting sick increase. Therefore, exercising every day and eating well is vital.
Some recommendations to start a good walking habit
First, you must have enough willpower to devote to this walking exercise, at least an hour a day. In any case, regarding the time you have to be walking, we can start with 20 minutes-half an hour, to gradually increase the time to one hour.
Adopt it as a routine
Secondly, this exercise should be done daily so that the body can absorb these new muscular efforts and strengthen the areas used to walk.
Do warm up
Third, we must do some stretching exercises before and after walking. Well stretched muscles help the body to grow older and healthier later.
Walking at the right pace
Fourthly, the exercise of proper walking must be done in the following way. We have to start naturally and progress so that we can walk at a good pace, but without getting to run. Thus for a minimum time of half an hour and a maximum of one hour each day.
The benefits of walking
It is demonstrated that walking burns more fats than other exercises, helps the cardiovascular system to activate and strengthen. It burns calories and helps you with cholesterol harmful to the body.
It increases the resistance to the efforts, to get less tired. There are also psychological health benefits: depression, stress, insomnia and many other emotional and mental problems can be mitigated or solved with this wonderful natural exercise.
- STRENGTHEN THE HEART
- REDUCES IRRIGATION OF DISEASES
- KEEP THE WEIGHT UNDER CONTROL
- HELP TO PREVENT DEMENTIA
- IT HELPS PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS
- TONIFIERS LEGS, GLUTES AND ABDOMINALS
- TONES THE ARMS
- INCREASES VITAMIN D LEVELS
- INCREASES ENERGY LEVELS
- INCREASES LEVELS OF WELL-BEING