People who practice walking remain active for years, simply because walking
gives great pleasure. You can try it, too!
If you practice walking even less than one hour per day, you will reduce
your weight and lower stress and worries. Exercising improves life quality and
a person who keeps exercising lives longer. Researches were done on 17 000
people by Harvard graduates and they showed that those who were exercising were
less likely to experience heart attack and improved their overall health.
The fact is that if you walk quickly for 45 minutes a day, 5 times a week,
you can lose 9 kilograms in a year.
Type of physical exercise which these
individuals often praised was walking. The more they walked, the greater the
benefits. Men who walked 15 kilometres a week had 21% lower chance of premature
death than those who walked 5 kilometres a week.
Reducing stress and overweight
Another benefit of walking is reduced stress.
Studies have shown the fact well known to physically active people: after exercising
one feels less anxious, less worried and thinks more clearly. Walking activates
almost all major bones and muscles in the body.
It is known that moderate physical exercise stirs
many psychobiological changes which influence mood and increase the feeling of
The value of walking in reducing excessive body
weight has been greatly underestimated. You may be surprised by the fact that
if you walk quickly for 45 minutes a day, 5 times a week for a year you can
lose 9 kilograms, if you do not increase food intake in your body. The loss of
weight may be even greater if you combine exercise with moderate reduction in
It is known that moderate physical exercise
effects many psychobiological changes which influence mood and increase the feeling
of overall satisfaction.
Another benefit of walking is reduced stress. Studies have shown the fact
well known to physically active people: after exercising one feels less
anxious, less worried and thinks clearly. Walking activates almost all major
body bones and muscles.
Enhancing the impact of diet
If, for the purpose of removing excess body
weight, you combine diet with exercising, there is a much greater loss of body
fat than when applying only dietary regime. Diet alone, however, without
exercising, leads to undesirable loss of muscle tissue.
Moderate physical exercising encourages many
psychobiological changes that affect mood and increase the sense of general
Many people are mistaken in thinking that
physical exercising stimulates appetite and increases calorie intake, cancelling
out the benefits of exercising. It has been proven that regular moderate
physical activity can actually help in controlling appetite. One classic study
showed that least physically active people consume about 500 calories per day
more than moderately active ones.
Regardless of which type of exercising you
practice, if you want to achieve long-term health benefits, exercising must be
implemented consistently throughout your life. Due to that reason walking has a
distinct advantage over other activities that can provide short-term benefits.
Training for walkers rarely sustains injuries, which are common in other exercises.
They are willing to maintain their activity for years, simply because it gives
them great satisfaction.