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2014, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A

Walk your way to good health

Author(s): Dr. RS Sindhu

Walking is to move along or travel on foot at a moderate rate; advance in such a manner that at least one foot is always on the ground. Walking is one of the most popular types of physical activity. “It is a surprisingly powerful way to strengthen your muscles, bones, and connective tissues as well as reduce body fat, increase endurance, and improve cardiovascular health,” It's a less impactful exercise, with your body absorbing about one and a half times your body weight. Walking also distributes the weight more evenly for your feet and your legs. Whereas in running, is a higher impact exercise and each time your foot comes down, your body absorbs approximately three times your body weight. If you go at a brisk pace of walking at least 3 miles per hour, cardio or aerobic exercise works your large muscles over and over and pushes your heart and lungs to work hard. Walking can provide a lot of same benefits of running. But running burns nearly double the number of calories as walking. If your goal is to lose weight, running is a better choice than walking. If you're new to exercise or aren't able to run, walking can still help you get in shape. Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers. Unlike some other forms of exercise, walking is free and doesn’t require any special equipment or training.

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Dr. RS Sindhu. Walk your way to good health. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2014;1(2):54-57.
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