Walking Your Way to Better Health

It is an accepted fact that exercise is an important part of any successful weight loss plan. Every muscle you have can burn calories, so the more you work them, the more calories you burn. So, don’t just depend on dieting alone. Move that body and do some exercises to achieve that weight and that body you have always dreamed about.

Walking is a great exercise to lose weight. Moreover, it does not require any expertise or equipment and you can do it free anytime you feel like it. However, to be beneficial, you should do it regularly.Make walking a daily habit or at least 3 to 5 times a week depending on your schedule.

 

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Before you start walking, do some warm-up stretching exercises. Stretch only as far as you feel comfortable so as not to pull any muscles. Start with a modest goal, like 15 to 20 minutes at a leisurely pace. Gradually extend the duration and the speed. Walk up one or two gentle slopes. Your walk should be comprised of three segments: warm-up, exercise pace and cool-down.

Walk with your chin up and your shoulders held slightly back.
The heel of your foot should touch the ground first.
Roll your weight forward.
Swing your arms as you walk.
To avoid stiff or sore muscles or joints, start gradually. Over several weeks, begin walking faster, going further and walking for longer periods of time.
Walk on the soft ground whenever possible.
Quench yourself, drink 8 to 10 ounces of water for every 20 to 30 minutes of the activity.

 

 

The more you walk, the better you will feel. Plus, walking also uses more calories; thus, burning more fats. Its benefits include giving you more energy, making you feel good, helping you to relax, reducing stress, helping you sleep better, helping control your appetite and increasing the number of calories your body uses.

To lose weight, it’s more important to walk for time than speed. Walking at a moderate pace yields longer workouts with less soreness leading to more miles and more calories spent on a regular basis.

 

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The best way to lose weight is varied exercises such as one day running, the second-day dancing, and the third yoga, and daily walking!The benefits of an active lifestyle are not just burning calories while exercising, but also building muscle tissue that is metabolically active. Therefore, you can burn more calories even when you are resting.

 

Walking up the stairs

 

Walking down the stairs is a vigorous effort for a reason. When climbing the steps we burn more calories per minute than during jogging.

The choice of stairs is an average of 7 times the calories burned relative to the … lift ride

Each degree is about 0.17 calories: several times a day, dozens of stairs – and the effect gets tangible

Calories are also burned down the stairs – which is much more enjoyable than the arduous climb to their summit. Each step down is about 0.05 calories so 20 degrees = 1 calorie less.

 

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In buildings with up to 5 floors – stairs are always faster than the elevator. Are you working in an office building? You are able to save up to 15 minutes a day by choosing stairs.

Professional skiers train on the stairs while preparing their feet for the world cup. Models also use this solution – nothing like modeling legs on the runways.

7 minutes (total) of stairs per day reduces the risk of heart attack by 10 years.

The myth is the fact that climbing every two stairs burns 2 times more calories. More energy you will use to beat them slower, individually.

 

 

 

 

 

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