Why walking is the best exercise for you
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love walking. I do it for fitness, but it also clears my mind, depletes any feelings of anxiety and helps me to refocus. This week, Happiness Weekly looks at why walking is the best form of exercise you can do!
In my opinion, walking is the easiest form of exercise. You plug in your music, put on some joggers, and off you go.
It gets results
If you walk as fast as you can and really stride it out when you’re doing it for fitness, then you will see results very quickly.
Perfect for toning
Power walking helps you lose weight from your calves, butt and thighs, it also helps tone your stomach muscles. Swing your arms and you’ll get rid of any sags! Simple!
Get stronger with every step
Similar to toning, walking also strengthens your core (deep tummy and back) muscles.
If you walk fast enough, you could lose up to 400 calories an hour and by doing it up to four times a week, increasing your heart rate for 45 minutes each time, you could lose around eight kilograms a year!
Walking also helps reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain cancers. It also helps beat depression and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
It’s low impact
There is little risk of sustaining an injury by walking.
You don’t need anything but joggers and a pavement!
It’s simple to do
Go at your own pace and still get great results – plus it’s easy to fit into a busy schedule! You can walk any time, to or from work, or at lunch time.
It helps you recharge
Plug in you music and off you go, by the end of it you will feel stress free and as though you have really connected with your thoughts.
I recommend walking 45 minutes to an hour every day to see the ultimate results!