Everybody knows the importance of exercise to keep the body healthy. With the busy schedule one has to keep, exercising is the least of one’s priorities. Some people thinks that the only way to exercise is to go to a gym and do some complicated moves or run around your neighborhood for hours. It does not need to be strenuous if you only want to keep your body healthy.
Your intention should be to perspire and shed some fats daily to avoid adding weight. Walking is probably the simplest among all the methods of exercising. Generally speaking, any physical activity will strengthen your heart. Walking promotes cardiovascular health without the taxing fatigue that often occurs with other forms of cardio. By walking regularly, you can decrease your chances of developing heart disease and stroke.
Also, walking lowers your LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL cholesterol levels in your blood, effectively improving the internal health of your blood vessels. While walking may not be as efficient as running when it comes to burning calories, it still gets the job done. Especially if you’re able to discipline yourself to walk 30 minutes every single day. When you have more time, perhaps on the weekends, try to walk for one hour.
Walking also has the added benefit of helping you lose weight with a minimal effect on your appetite. Running, for instance, is great for burning calories, but it also increases your appetite due to its energy demands, which can help to make weight loss difficult for some. It is impossible not to find time to walk even just for 30 minutes a day because you can do this even inside your office. If it is really to squeeze in time, you can walk around your work area just to make sure you do your daily routine.