Walking Fitness for your Health

Walking Fitness for your Health

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Walking is important for all of us, especially as we age. Is your health dropping down the older you become? Are you losing your energy and gaining access weight?
Trying gearing up to, a walking plans to help you become healthier and stronger and maybe burn some calories too.

Walking can help you become healthier in many different ways. If you are at risk, of heart disease or strokes, walking can strengthen the heart increasing the rate by walking at a faster pace and it helps to keep the blood flowing through the vessels getting to the other organs.

Are you at risk? Do you have a family history of high blood sugar or cholesterol? Walking will help reduce such disease. Exercise is good, since it lowers cholesterol by helping you lose weight, which may be causing it to be high. Walking fitness increases your bone density and helps to prevent osteoporosis by building and making the bones stronger. Give yourself more flexibility and change your mind to positive by walking.  Walking helps all of us in different ways.

Start your walking plan today and see what it can do for you. When you are walking it isnít about how fast you walk, it is how often and how far you go. Walk at your own pace, keeping it at a steady walk and work yourself up to walk longer as it starts getting easier for you.  It is not good to have a plan to carry weights in your hands. When carrying weights it can cause too much stress on the shoulders and elbows.

Walking is good since it helps to keep the mind strong, as well as the body. A study is known to show that adults should walk 30 minutes five or more days a week. Walking will help the mind and body through strengthening their endurance, balance, and flexibility. Always get your doctors approval before starting any new exercise program.

Be sure to have the right shoes when do a walking program to avoid foot injuries. Make sure your shoes fit properly. You will need shoes that provide you support, so look for the cushion shoes. Poorly fit shoes can cause your feet to twist and roll with each step you take. If you have flatfeet or high arches youíll need to be sure the shoes you wear supports your arch. Without the proper footwear, if your overweight it will put extra stress on the feet and could cause even more chance of injury.

At what time you start walking be sure to dress for the weather. If it is warm out be sure to carry a bottle of water when in the sun to keep you from dehydrating. Always drink the water before you become thirsty or the thirst feeling will stay with you. You want to protect yourself from heatstroke so wear sunscreen and clothing should be made of fabric that cans breath. Protect yourself from the heat to keep from having a heatstroke they can be deadly. People with high blood pressure, the elderly, and people working or exercising in the heat are at risk of heatstroke.

In the colder wintry weather, be sure to cover your skin and keep yourself warm. Wear warm clothing made of bright colors so the traffic can see you when on the road.

Stay warm but be sure you can hear what is going around you. When taking steps bend your knees just a bit and make smaller steps with nonskid soles on your boots to help keep you from falling so easily.

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