There are many benefits of walking which include: more energy to enjoy life, weight management, with toned muscles and less body fat, stress reduction, deeper more restful sleep, healthier bones and joints, reduced risks for heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, stroke, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. Regular walking also leads to stronger leg muscles, less knee pounding than running, lower body fat, and higher metabolic rate. Students who walk or exercise study more effectively and have better recall. Walking can also help to slow the aging process. While 30 to 60 minutes of walking per day is ideal, you can still benefit from just a little bit of walking.
Walking has so many health benefits. It can reduce the risk of many diseases — from heart attack and stroke to hip fracture and glaucoma. Walking requires no prescription, the risk of side effects is very low, and the benefits are numerous such as: Managing your weight. Combined with healthy eating, physical activity is key to any plan for long-lasting weight control. Keeping your weight within healthy limits can lower your risks of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis. Physical activity strengthens the heart so it can pump more blood with less effort and with less pressure on the arteries. Exercise such as brisk walking for three hours a week — or just half an hour a day — is associated with a 30% to 40% lower risk of heart disease. Walking boosts "good" cholesterol i.e. high-density lipoproteins (HDL). Physical activity helps reduce low-density lipoproteins (LDL or "bad" cholesterol) in the blood, which can cause plaque buildup along the artery walls — a major cause of heart attacks. Regular, moderate exercise equivalent to brisk walking for an hour a day, five days a week, can cut the risk of stroke in half, according to a Harvard study of more than 11,000 men. Walking also reduces risk of breast cancer and type 2 diabetes. In another study, people at high risk of diabetes cut their risk in half by combining consistent exercise like walking with lower fat intake and a 5% to 7% weight loss. Regular walking or other physical activity lowers the risk of needing gallstone surgery. Consistent activity also diminishes the risk of hip fracture.
Walking is highly recommended especially for older and middle-age people as they aren’t as active and they benefit the most from it. Interesting thing is that when I was trying to increase my body mass, the fitness instructor asked me not to go for a walk or long runs. In my view walks and regular runs should be part of everyone’s routine.
Hi Alexa, M happy to have your views,
The research says that walking increase the endurance which we call as stamina. and apart from that it increase the metabolism rate which digest food and consume the nutrients in food we intake.
In order to gain body mass, you should walk daily before exercise as it will increase the endurance level and you could perform more repetitions with weights after regular walking and running for a months because stamina development takes time.
Walking and running are in cardio exercise category, they help in reducing the fat percentage in body and to increase the body mass you should workout with weight. People think that gaining body mass means increasing body fat but gaining body mass mean a person should increase the muscle quantity as it give strength to perform activity at faster speed and do not get tired quickly.
oh, the bowflex dumbells , I didn't even glance at it because the guy was so scrawny.. new member and pays for an elite membership to spam. I wouldn't be surprised if the OP owned a couple of the accnts in this thread.