Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Interesting Facts About Walking

Walking is one of the most popular form of exercise many people. Because in addition to cheap, walking is a sport that can be easily adjusted to almost everyone. Did you know that walking helps strengthen bones, control weight, and condition of the heart and lungs?

Walking is also one of the simplest forms of aerobics. Conduct walk regularly and consistently is one of the most important factors in shaping a healthy physical activity program. Research shows that people who walk approximately 20-25 miles per week, more life than those who do not.

Well, here are some facts about walking and the benefits that can be drawn from this little exercise.

  • On average, every minute walk to prolong life of 1.5 minutes to 2 minutes.
  • Walk for 20 minutes each day will burn 7 pounds of fat per year.
  • Walking is not every day 40 minutes is the best way to lose weight.
  • Fast walking 20-25 minutes will provide good conditions for the heart and lungs.
  • Walking on improving the efficiency of the heart and lungs.
  • Burn fat in the body.
  • Increase metabolism so the body burns calories faster.
  • It helps control the appetite.
  • Increasing energy.
  • It retards aging.
  • Reducing blood cholesterol levels.
  • Reducing high blood levels.
  • Help control and prevention of diabetes.
  • Reduces the risk of certain cancers such as prostate and breast cancer.
  • To help the recovery of heart attack and stroke.
  • Strengthen the muscles of the legs, thighs and bones.
Walking also proved to be much more unpopular than running or jogging because walking reduces stress on the body including the thighs, knees and feet. Remember to always warm up first, and rest after a walk. Let's do regular walks and activities to get the benefits immediately.

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