Monday, March 9, 2009
What Can Walking Do For You?
More and more scientists are telling us that our day-to-day habits have a profound effect on the quality and maybe even the length of our lives. There is more evidence than ever that regular physical activity and good eating habits over the course of a lifetime will prevent the diseases that kill many Americans. That's a pretty good reason to give walking a try.
Once you start walking, you'll discover the other reasons, such as what you feel in your body and mind during and after a great walk. It goes something like this: You start to walk, and as your lungs start to actively move oxygen into and out of your body, the tension you've been holding in your chest all day is exhaled away.
It supports weight loss and weight maintenance
It reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke
It fends off diabetes by improving the body's ability to use insulin
It eases the paint and stiffness of arthritis
It keeps bones strong, which prevents osteoporosis
In women, it relieves premenstrual and meopausal discomforts
It improves sleep
It builds strength, flexibility and stamina
It enhances mental function
It counteracts anger, depression and anxietyAs you can see, you have alot to gain just from lacing up a pair of shoes and putting one foot in front of the other.
This excerpt taken from the "Complete Book of Walking" by Maggie Spilner now available at the The Walker's WarehouseVisit the Walker's Warehouse Today!
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Until next time,