Proper walking is essential. The point is, when walking, do not make mistakes that would turn an ordinary walk into a tedious walk. Proper walking should happen in a harmonious way. The human body is complex in the process of walking because, in addition to the feet and legs, the joints, muscles, eyes and nervous system participate in walking.
- The nervous system processes data from the feet to give us (walkers) awareness of body position.
- The hands follow a rhythmic and coordinated movement with a step. When we take a step with the left foot, the right hand moves forward and vice versa.
- The spine and head should not be stiff but in the correct position or with a slight forward tilt. The center of gravity should be between the feet.
- The heel should be placed on the ground first, then the whole foot all the way to the tip of the toes. Walking is a natural movement of the body. Walking should be done in the correct position to make the walk more comfortable. The walker is the owner of his time. It goes step by step freed from the social pace. The only clock is physical or natural. While thoughts disappear, attention is focused on enjoying the environment. Sight, hearing, touch and smell are expressed in the best form, allowing the walker a unique sensory experience.
- Walking is a form of meditation because doing it step by step is like reading a mantra. One study says that people who practice meditation have very little loss of brain mass.
- Walking at the same time we forget about ourselves by identifying with everything around us which is the ultimate goal of many forms of meditation. Stress relief is one of the healthiest methods we can do in the modern era. These methods include walking / walking.
- After a few kilometers, the walker lowers cholesterol levels and has a beneficial effect on the heart and blood vessels. Walking reduces excess weight. Each step lowers blood pressure which is important for the prevention of cardiovascular disorders.
- 30 minutes of walking a day is enough to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by 30% to 40%. In the past 30 years, twice as many broken hips have been registered in women associated with reduced walking, 21% in women aged 30 to 59 years. People with diabetes
Type 2 non-insulin users can benefit from a single walk. A brisk walk is excellent in the fight against insulin resistance, a condition in which cells do not react to the action of insulin. Therefore, this hormone cannot exert its metabolic action and lower blood sugar levels. Thanks to walking, all the cells of the body become more sensitive to insulin, which facilitates the flow of glucose into the cells. The pancreas no longer needs to secrete more insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.
- Easier step-by-step walks and brisk walks are recommended. The best effects in controlling blood sugar are given by half-hour recreation at a brisk pace. Walking helps produce the substances serotonin and endorphins that provide people with the psychological well-being associated with stress reduction. Physical activity is a good ally in case of memory problems caused by senile dementia or neuro-vegetative disorders. Cardio-respiratory activity increases blood flow to the brain making the brain younger.
- Physical activity increases energy consumption. Walking burns 50 to 90 calories a day per kilometre traveled. The benefits are felt over a longer period of time. More calories are burned as muscle mass increases.
- It is enough to walk 1.6 km at a speed of about 5 kilometers per hour to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 40%. Mortality is reduced in patients with prostate cancer. Walking reduces water retention in women suffering from breast cancer. It has a positive effect on anxiety, depression, motor difficulties and weight gain.
- We do not always have time for daily walks in nature. Endorphins whose production is stimulated by walking / walking are endogenous opioids (ie products of our body) that give us a sense of well-being. Any quiet walk is a great workout. We are exposed to heat, rain, sun, wind, snow and an endless amount of smell as we walk. We can try to look at the world with different eyes as we walk which will give us a lot of new surprises.Maybe the whole universe is hidden in one small street.
- Walking stimulates creativity by as much as 60%, according to research from Stanford University. Walking increases the ability to process an idea, says this research. The benefit of movement is manifested indoors.Walking does not necessarily require good fitness, but stretching is a way to increase muscle flexibility and thus prevent injury. Any form of short exercise after waking up in the morning is extremely effective in creating a good mood for the whole day. Repeat the suggested exercise 3 to 5 times a week and gradually increase the number of repetitions to 8. The exercise is great for waking up the body, improving posture and energy flow. Step-by-step exercise:
- -start the exercise on the floor with your knees and hands down. The knees should be below the hips. Fists under the shoulders.
- -try to bend your back by pushing with your toes. Try to lift the body in the shape of an inverted letter V.
- -shift the weight of the body back to the hips to stretch the muscles of the back of the thigh as much as possible.
- -Tighten the abdominal muscles at hip level. Extend your leg behind your body and slowly raise your leg. At the same time, you should tighten the muscles of the back of the thigh / body.
- Slowly lower your leg. Repeat the exercise with the other leg.
The easy start of walking will allow you to like this activity and gradually extend the distance. Walking will be easier to adopt as a permanent habit.