Walk for your life
Walking has the longest history of all human activities, on ancient time when the only mean of transportation was people’s own feet and ironically that was when people used to live the longest, it is very hard for us to believe that someone can live for 900 years, because the oldest man that we know in modern time has lived only 160 years (who used to live in Russia) and now the oldest man alive is only 112 years old.
Once human found out about other and more convenient means of transportation like animals to carry himself and his belonging, his age start decreasing dramatically, after animals he invented and improved other sours of transportation like steam operated locomotives, cars, airplanes, and so on…, then his maximum age is what we see today which is at most 112 and current world average is 70 years old, this is overall average but in some courtiers average age is far less than that in the range of 38 to 40.
There are many factors that play major roll in reduction of human life and health in spite of all the advancement in technology, the most important one can be denoted as lack of walking.
With no doubt walking still is the most popular exercise among all the people but the problem is that they don’t do it as much as it is necessary.
Someone might argue that walking alone cannot be completely sufficient for maintaining the best of health, and we need to do more intensive exercise like weight lifting, swimming… this is particularly true for those who do not walk either in lack of time or health conditions.
But if you walk for enough time everyday you would not need to do any other kind of exercise, but no matter what kind of exercise you do you have to make sure you do the walking too.
So always remember one important thing, you should never give up walking because you are doing other kind sport. And also remember that there are sports that have lots of impact on your body and sometimes by doing those sports you would do more harm than good to yourself.
When you do even brisk walk temperature and blood pressure of the body rise slightly and the body fat start to melts very slowly and when you loss fat in this manner you would not regain it and the weight reduction is permanent, the process is irreversible.
Walking ads happy and enjoyable years to your life it does not require fancy and expensive equipment or special kind of structure, all it needs is a pair of shoes, comfortable clothes and a path to walk, even walking on a trade meal in a gym won’t do as good because when you walk on the ground you gain more positive energy.
According to AARP the following immediate benefits are related to walking, you can’t accrue them all in one single exercise.
“The Numerous Benefits of Walking
If a daily fitness walk could be put in a pill, it would be one of the most popular prescriptions in the world. It has so many health benefits. Walking can reduce the risk of many diseases — from heart attack and stroke to hip fracture and glaucoma. These may sound like claims on a bottle of snake oil, but they're backed by major research. Walking requires no prescription, the risk of side effects is very low, and the benefits are numerous:
Managing your weight. Combined with healthy eating, physical activity is the key to any plan for long-lasting weight control. Keeping your weight within healthy limits can lower your risks of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis.
Controlling your blood pressure. Physical activity strengthens the heart so it can pump more blood with less effort and with less pressure on the arteries. Staying fit is just as effective as some medications in keeping down blood pressure levels.
Decreasing your risk of heart attack. Exercise such as brisk walking for three hours a week — or just half an hour a day — is associated with a 30% to 40% lower risk of heart disease in women. (Based on the 20-year Nurses' Health Study of 72,000 female nurses.)
Boosting "good" cholesterol – the level of high-density lipoproteins (HDL). Physical activity helps reduce low-density lipoproteins (LDL or "bad" cholesterol) in the blood, which can cause plaque buildup along the artery walls — a major cause of heart attacks.
Lowering your risk of stroke. Regular, moderate exercise equivalent to brisk walking for an hour a day, five days a week, can cut the risk of stroke in half, according to a Harvard study of more than 11,000 men.
Reducing your risk of breast cancer and type 2 diabetes. The Nurses' Health Study also links regular activity to risk reductions for both these diseases. In another study, people at high risk of diabetes cut their risk in half by combining consistent exercise like walking with lower fat intake and a 5% to 7% weight loss.
Avoiding your need for gallstone surgery. Regular walking or other physical activity lowers the risk of needing gallstone surgery by 20% to 31%, found a Harvard study of more than 60,000 women ages 40 to 65.
Protecting against hip fracture. Consistent activity diminishes the risk of hip fracture, concludes a study of more than 30,000 men and women ages 20 to 93.
The list goes on and on. Many other studies indicate a daily brisk walk also can help:
- Prevent depression, colon cancer, constipation, osteoporosis, and impotence
- Lengthen lifespan
- Lower stress levels
- Relieve arthritis and back pain
- Strengthen muscles, bones, and joints
- Improve sleep
- Elevate overall mood and sense of well-being.”