Benefits of Walking Exercise

Benefits of Walking Exercise

It is said that every person  has two doctors with him… his right leg & his left leg. A vigorous 5 mile walk can do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy man than any medicine or psychology. it is the easiest exercise for most individuals, one that can done without equipment  except good shoes, in most terrains & weather & also in very old age.

What we are talking about is not just walking but brisk walking. Here are the benefits of the same–

Why walking ?

Walking is the most natural exercise known to man.

Besides this, here are the other benefits of walking

1 ) Walking improves circulation : Calf muscles are man’s second heart. On walking, these muscles pump the blood to the heart with all force. This leads to greater heart exercise, increased oxygen requirement & better blood circulation.

2) Walking is good for the heart : The increased oxygen requirements lead to exercise for the heart. On a long term basis, it leads to a better circulation for the heart. Thus it reduces the chances of a heart attack.

3) Walking cuts fatigue : Once daily brisk walking has become a habit, you start reaping the benefits.  Soon there is no need of any laxatives.  No more low back ache. No more of that catch while bending. Above all, in shape body is not easily fatigued.

4 ) Walking improves the posture.

5 ) Psychological benefits  : Many studies have shown enormous psychological benefits of walking. It has been shown that daily walking habit reduces anxiety, tension & improves mood.

What is “brisk walking”?

It has been shown that what works best is not walking but “brisk walking”. Scientifically, it correlates with the pulse rate that you should achieve for the maximum benefit. However, simply speaking, brisk walking means : a level that’s not just strolling; but not out pf breath either.

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2 Responses to “Benefits of Walking Exercise”

  1. Pradeep Mahajan says:

    This is a good article on walking. If interested you may read :

    Walking: A Simple & Effective Exercise

    Walking is free, accessible, healthy and sociable. It is a gentle, low-impact exercise that can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. It’s safe, simple, doesn’t require practice, and the health benefits are many…..

  2. Very Interesting…

    Your entry is very interesting. Keep up the good work. Thanks guys…

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