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Health Benefits of Walking

health benefits of walkingAny walking exercises the body, but if you want to get the most health benefits out of walking it should be strenuous enough to qualify as aerobic exercise. Generally that means that as you are walking you are almost too out of breath to talk easily. On a flat walking surface you can accomplish this by walking at a brisk pace. When walking on paths with constant or varying grades, and on beaches or other sandy terrain, a normal stride is usually sufficient to attain the aerobic benefit threshold. And if you are walking on a treadmill, set the speed in the range of three to four miles per hour.

Healthcare professionals tell us that aerobic exercise is extremely important to our overall health. Standard recommendations are for periods of 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise three to five times a week. A quick glance at the 13 Health Benefits of Walking List below will acquaint you with the health benefits to be derived from such a regimen.

Walking is only one of many activities that you can engage in for aerobic exercise. However, it does have its advantages: it is low impact and it can be done almost anywhere. Those features persuade many people to choose walking as their primary source of exercise. For them walking accommodates issues encompassing lifestyle, energy level, tolerance for physical activity, and more.


Walking can increase energy, stamina, and metabolism.

Walking can facilitate sound restful sleep.

Walking can increase muscle tone and bone density.

Walking can increase HDL (the "good" cholesterol).

Walking can increase the volume of plasma in blood, which thins the blood and reduces the risk of clotting.

Walking can improve wellness, fitness, and happiness.

Walking can reduce the risk of coronary artery disease, some cancers, osteoporosis, and other diseases.

Walking can reduce the risks of diabetes by lowering blood sugars and body fat levels.

Walking can reduce the symptoms of PMS, back pain, and arthritis.

Walking can lower blood pressure and LDL (the "bad" cholesterol).

Walking can reduce stress.

Walking can reduce the number of sick days from work and school.

Walking can reduce the number of episodes of the common cold.

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Aerobic Walking - The Weight-Loss Exercise:
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With proper technique, aerobic walking is one of the safest and most beneficial forms of exercise and a terrific way to lose weight. Bestselling health and fitness expert Dr. Mort Malkin offers a complete, step-by-step aerobic walking program that you can customize to reach your personal fitness and weight-loss goals. Drawing on the latest scientific findings on proper walking techniques, weight loss, safety, and nutrition, Dr. Malkin explains everything you need to know to walk your way to a slimmer, healthier you, including how to: reduce stress and lower your blood pressure; control your appetite; determine how far, fast, and often to walk for your health and fitness level; slow down, and even reverse, osteoporosis; and select the best footwear and accessories. Here is a complete program that will bring you a healthier and more satisfying life.

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Omron HJ-151 Hip Pedometer for Aerobic Activity
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Omron's HJ-151 Hip Pedometer is a great motivational tool to track your steps as you walk your way through the day, and towards greater fitness. The small device's simple operation is perfect for walking beginners, and it's a great tool to help you achieve a healthier, more active lifestyle. Whether your goal is to maintain or improve overall health, lose weight or get more energy in your daily life, physical activity is essential to staying healthy. At least 30 minutes of moderate exercise is recommended each day, and the HJ-151 pedometer separately displays the steps and minutes walked at a moderate pace. It also calculates calories burned and the distance traveled.

The sleek and small HJ-151 simply clips to your belt before you head out for a walk. Or, wear it throughout your busy day to find out just how much walking you're doing in a typical day of work, errands, and play. The device counts your steps and then saves the information for up to seven days, letting you review a full week of exercise. The HJ-151 resets its internal step counter at midnight automatically so it's ready to go every morning. An easy-to-read large display also features a clock so you've always got a timepiece at your side.

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Aerobics Program For Total Well-Being: Exercise, Diet , And Emotional Balance
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The bestselling author of Running Without Fear presents a complete program for total well-being - physically, nutritionally, emotionally - that includes dozens of ways to stay fit, three weeks of nutritious menus, guidelines for the 22 components of a comprehensive medical exam, and more.

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