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Walking is the best exercise anyone can do regularly and maintain your health easily. It stretches your mind and soul, energizes you and wakes you up completely to let you relax and start the day in a fine note.
Not only maintaining your health, you will also be able to lose weight, eat well trim your waist as well. There are many benefits in walking and it is easily accessible to all. It is a simple exercise, does not need any practice and it also is a low impact exercise. A 30 minute brisk walking a day will give you a healthy day and life ahead.
Given below are some of the benefits you reap while you start walking briskly in the mornings regularly.
You can lose your bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the good cholesterol (HDL).
This way of walking briskly can increase your heart rate. An increased heart rate will strengthen your heart muscles and lungs and the heart will be able to pump more blood to the rest of the body easily and efficiently.
Lower your Blood Pressure / Hypertension
Reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes and manage your weight easily. Regular walking will improve the BMI ( Body Mass Index ) and the more movement you give to the muscles you will use up more glucose. This improves blood sugar levels.
Walking increases the blood flow in the body and so provides more oxygen to the brain. It improves your self esteem and lets you start the day in a fine note.
One thing you have to be sure is to wear proper clothing and accessories. You have to wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing. If it is dark outside, wear appropriate colours while walking on the roads. The motorists should be able to see you. Carry drinking water with you if you are planning to walk for a long time. You have to hydrate yourself.
First start walking slowly to warm yourself up, just walking at the same place slowly is enough. As you warm up, stretch your muscles and then start walking properly. As you stop walking cool down by waling slowly for 5 minutes and then repeat your muscle stretches.
Always avoid busy roads for walking in the morning, you need fresh unpolluted air to relax the mind and the body.