Walking daily is good for health

Posted on January 29, 2019 · Posted in Blog, General, Personal


In earlier times, people walked a lot daily. Few people owned cars or bikes and even a cycle was beyond the means of many. So they walked everywhere. This had a salutary effect on their health though probably they themselves were not aware of it.

Walking is a painless way to burn calories and it also offers a way to relax, taking in the sights on the road and making small talk with acquaintances we meet en route. Nowadays doctors recommend a daily walk that lasts 30 minutes or so.

It has to be brisk walking, not slow ambling. Walking offers a good work out for the entire body as well. It is good for metabolism and helps control obesity. Those who suffer from diabetes are advised to walk daily for it can bring down their blood glucose levels significantly.

Along with jogging, running, swimming, etc, walking is a mode of cardiovascular exercise for it improves blood circulation and makes the heart beat more efficiently. It is best to walk on an empty stomach. If needed, one can have a light snack before the walk. Investing in a pair of sturdy shoes is important.

When walking, the arms should be swung slightly as this burns additional calories. One should walk in a quiet area where there is not much traffic instead of walking on the main road. One can avoid the pollution and the prospect of getting mowed down by a speeding vehicle, this way.

If there is a park near your house it is ideal. As today’s hectic schedules don’t leave much time for exercise, an ingenious inventor has come up with a device called the Morning Walker. It eliminates the need to go out of the house to take a walk. In fact you can just lie down and the machine will do the rest for you!

Walking lends a glow to the face. This is because of the improved blood circulation. It also releases endorphins which induce a feel good factor in our minds. So walk as much as you can. You can reduce your visits to the doctor at least. – ShrutiNatural memory enhancer