Walking has proven to be very effective in terms of good health. It affects not only weight but also fitness, strength and stress levels. Here are nine reasons why you should walk more.
Walking suits everyone, is easy and free.
The National Institute of Public Health recommends daily walks for half an hour at a fast pace to reduce the risk of both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
You can walk daily without the risk of injury and overtraining.
Nordic walking (walking sticks) improves fitness and strengthens muscles and bones in the arms, shoulders, back and legs.
A quick walk, preferably with poles, significantly increases fat burning and improves fitness.
The muscles are evenly loaded and you therefore do not get tired as early and can last for a long time.
Walking can be relaxing for the mind and even meditative. Make the daily walk your own time, as you have time to digest all the impressions of everyday life and de-stress. Stress hormones can in many cases counteract a weight loss.
Since walking is not technically difficult, there is a good chance that you will continue and make it a part of your daily routine.
Many studies have shown that walking is effective if you want to lose weight. Low-intensity training gives you the opportunity to burn calories without getting hungry and stuffing them right away again.