Jul 26, 2011

Benefits of morning walk

Strengthens your heart

Regular walking may reduce the risk of a heart attack by half. It can help to lower the risk of coronary heart diseases as there is a link between vigorous physical exercise and a low incidence of heart failure.

Keeps diseases at bay

By increasing the strength of your heart and lungs, walking increases your ability not only to exercise longer and harder but also to perform everyday task without tiring. It strengthens the immune system and keeps diseases at bay.

Reduces hypertension

Regular walking can reduce high blood pressure - hypertension - by making the heart work more efficiently and by improving the circulation.

Maintains cholesterol

Regular walking can increase the levels of "good" cholesterol in the blood, reducing chances of a heart attack.

Strengthens bones and joints

The oxygen that you get early in the morning also gives you great amount of energy especially to your joints.

Improves mood and self-esteem

When you feel fit and healthy your self-confidence increases and you feel more able to cope with the demands made on you. Time spent in walking means time taken off from the stresses of daily life.

Relieves backache

Taking a walk regularly is one of the best things you can do for your back. It promotes muscular development, increases circulation, and speeds up the release of endorphins which provide a natural "high"

Helps build muscle endurance

All walkers develop a moderate amount of endurance, which enables them to exercise longer before becoming exhausted.

Uplifts your mood

Walking energizes you, awakens you and stills your mind to fully relax. With the change of mind your moods change and you experience a physical and a spiritual upliftment.

Helps maintain weight

Walking four times a week, 45 minutes each time, an average person can lose 8 – 10 kg in a year with no change in diet. Walking can help you trim fat as well as tone your muscles.