The benefits of walking

Walking is the most common exercise. It is suitable for people of all ages. It does not require any equipment or set-up and can be done by people suffering from disorders as well.

The most important benefit of walking is that it keeps the heart functioning in check. It reduces high blood pressure, reduces the amount of bad cholesterol, and invigorates the heart. It reduces the risk of fatal diseases like coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, etc.

It improves bone structure and strength. Walking reduces the risk of osteoporosis in the elderly. It is helpful for the proper structuring of bones in growing children. Proper walking helps improve and maintain body posture. Walking in the open increases vitamin D levels in the body, which can only be synthesized in sunlight.

Walking is a low-intensity workout. It helps you tone your muscles without overexerting yourself. It helps in defining calf, thigh muscles and glutes. Power walking (fast-paced walking) is excellent for burning excess fat.

Walking, being non-intensive and simple, does carry the risk of injury like most other exercises. It is uncomplicated, cheap, can be done anywhere and does not take up a lot of your time.

Weight-Loss Rules 101- A healthier lifestyle made easy

Eating healthier foods and enjoying healthier lifestyles is now easier than ever. Weight loss is a key element to achieving these goals.  Here are some very simple, easy to follow guidelines that anyone can follow:

How does eating more often help?

Overeating is a sign of out-of control hunger. Many diets are broken due to this.  By eating small portions more often, your blood sugars level off, giving you a healthier mood and focus. By letting hunger get out of control, you not only grab the wrong things to eat. Prepare healthy snacks and have them available when this happens. This will keep your hunger satisfied and you will see good weight loss results.

Treating yourself doesn’t mean blowing the diet

Treat yourself occasionally, and ensure portion control.  This way, you will not feel as though you are depriving yourself. Willpower is not one of man’s (or woman’s) strengths.  If you deprive yourself, soon you will be binge-eat and lose control.

 

The best workout is a workout that you will actually do

You will benefit from any form of exercise that will help burn calories. Match the exercise plan to your personality and preferences, or else you may be setting yourself up for failure. It doesn’t matter HOW MANY calories you burn – just burn some! Moreover, have fun while you improving your health.

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