Summary: Walking is one of the simplest and the best exercises to work up your muscles and burn calories. And walking not only improves your physical health but is a great way to relax, unwind and de-stress yourself. We bring to you 10 amazingly healthy benefits of walking daily that will motivate you to make a healthy start immediately.
Although we have heard the popular proverb many times but it’s not just eating apple that keeps the doctor away but walking daily will also lower your chances of going to doctor’s.
Being caught up amidst busy schedules, professional stress and home chores we often forget to pay attention to our health which is why many people today develops blood pressure, diabetes from a very early age. And these disorders are not just because of no physical activity but also because of the stressful lives we lead today.
And fitness doesn’t mean you will have to burn a hole in your pocket for hefty gym memberships, a simple 30-40 minute walk everyday can prove equally healthy. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes and a little determination to do it daily.
Walking is one of the simplest and the best exercises to work up your muscles and burn calories. And walking not only improves your physical health but is a great way to relax, unwind and de-stress yourself.
We bring to you 10 amazingly healthy benefits of walking daily that will motivate you to make a healthy start immediately:
1) Lowers BP, reduces the chances of heart diseases
Walking for about 30-40 minutes a day will help lower bad cholesterol and improve blood circulation. It reduces the chances of stroke and other heart diseases by 30%
2) Prevents diabetes and asthma
Walking daily regulates your blood glucose levels and prevents diabetes. A 30-40 minute walk also increase lung capacity and thus helps asthma patients.
3) Increases Bone density
Walking daily strengthens your bone, increases bone density and lowers your chances of developing osteoporosis.
4) Tones Muscles
Daily walking helps to tighten your leg muscles, shapes and strengthens your butt and gives you nice toned legs.
5) Relieves stress
Walking helps to deviate your focus from the stress that you’re dealing with. It helps to calm your mind and also relieves depression related symptoms.
6) Burns fat
Walking helps to fight water retention and reduces cellulite. Walking alternatively fast and slow works up your muscles and burns fat. Walk 10,000 steps a day is considered extremely good for fitness.
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN MAKE WALKING A DAILY RITUAL
1) Track your steps
Many apps are available today which help you to keep a count of the number of steps you take while walking. This will help you to stay motivated to walk more every other day.
2) Set your target
Setting a goal everyday will motivate you to walk a little extra which will boost your stamina and strengthen your muscles. Make a difficult but achievable goal to challenge yourself every day and keep the motivation alive.
3) Give yourself a 30 day challenge
It is important that you make walking a habit. Forcing yourself to walk every day for 30 days straight will make it an ingrained habit.
4) Walk through different routes
Walking on the same route for 30 minutes every day can make it monotonous. So try exploring different routes, walk by the beach one day, by the city the next day or by the lake the other day. This way you will look forward to your morning walks.