It’s one of the best and most fundamental exercises for overall health benefits. Multiple studies have shown the value of walking on the body’s basic systems as well as the brain. There are ways to use walking as a regular regimen and making it fun means all the difference in the world.
First off, check with your doctor and let them know your intent on either taking up more walking or expanding your daily or weekly walking. Once you’ve got the okay, then the next step is good walking shoes and comfortable clothing and a chosen route that is challenging and fun.
If you’re living in the country and rural areas, you’ll need to bring water and pepper spray. Smartphone too. If you have cardio and distance software in a watch or other device, that should help with your keeping statistics on your performance so you’ll have a map of your ups and downs. With these basics together you can engage in some real fun and productive exercise.
Choosing A Route
Going for a walk at whatever time will determine the results you’ll get. Don’t be surprised if you see positive results in a week’s time. This is natural as your body gets rid of toxins, excess calories, and produces new blood vessels. Also, any vitamins and minerals via nutrition will be circulated and absorbed more efficiently. Taking this into account, the route you take can be of monumental support.
Take a route that is both challenging and enjoyable. Most listen to music while walking and that’s just fine as long as it doesn’t interfere with your safety. Using a smartphone while walking is risky as any news stories will show as people are now having large amounts of accidents walking around looking at their smartphones. Pick music or even lectures that allow you to keep pace and not want to do anything out of the ordinary. Your route should have some inclines to it. Don’t try taking on steep hills or mountains just yet. Do things gradually so you’ll not only build up your breathing and muscles but connective tissue too like ligaments. When your route gets too easy then move on to another route but more challenging. If you’ve no alternative route you might want to try doubling your normal pace or carrying some hand weights to use.
In a short time, usually a week you’ll start to notice benefits. As you progress in about 4 weeks you should see startling results. Better breathing, more stamina, more muscle, less fat, clearer thinking, better senses, and more peace of mind during the day and night. After you’ve had to follow up checkouts with your doctor, they might offer other valuable help to better your walking exercise regimen. They might suggest a nutritionist or resistance training as a supplement. Swimming is a major plus. The bottom line is that just plain walking can get you started on a healthy process that will benefit you now and for the rest of your life.
In a short time, usually a week you’ll start to notice benefits. As you progress in about 4 weeks you should see startling results. Better breathing, more stamina, more muscle, less fat, clearer thinking, bet
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