Daily walking has more health benefits than sporadic heavy exercising. It not only helps you feel good, it will help you look good as well. Exercise does not have to be harsh and difficult. A simple brisk walk each day can greatly improve your health.
Here are 50 amazing health benefits, according to science.
1. Walking Can Trim Your Waistline
If you are beginning to notice a midriff bulge, a regular daily brisk walk can help get rid of it. With a steady regular brisk walking schedule you will have flat abs in no time.
The important thing to remember is your technique for walking should be correct. Hold your head up, looking straight ahead, not at the ground.
Keep your neck, shoulders and back relaxed. Walking with stiffness will be very tiring and leave you sore afterwards.
Swing your arms naturally, with a slightly bent elbow. Tighten your stomach muscles just a bit. Breathe deeply as you walk, and enjoy yourself.
2. Daily Walking Can Improve Your Heart Health
Walking daily has been proven to decrease the chances of a person developing heart disease.
A study of 229 postmenopausal women had one group walk one mile a day and the other group to do what they normally do every day. After 10 years, the study showed that the group that walked on a regular basis, had 82 percent lower risk of heart disease.
Some people use the electronic devices that count their steps each day. If you do this,and you take 10,000 steps per day, you will have a positive effect on your heart as well.
When possible, take the stairs rather than an elevator. Walking is a good activity for a healthy heart.