MDT(Mc Kenzie) , P.G-Dietitian, N.D.T-( Neuro Development Technic ), Physiotherapist
You correctly answered out of 5 questions
Which of these are possible health benefits of walking?
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Research has revealed that men between the ages of 70 and 92 who walk on a regular basis up to half a mile have half the chances of dementia and Alzheimer's than their counterparts who don't walk. People, especially women who walk for about an hour every day have improved sleep and lesser risk of insomnia. When you walk, your breathing rate improves, thereby enhancing oxygen circulation. This leads to the faster elimination of waste products and enhanced energy levels and productivity.
Which of these steps ensure you enjoy a better walk?
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It is advised to never go for a walk on an empty stomach. Try to munch on some biscuits or sip on coffee or tea half an hour before you start your walk. This is important especially for people with diabetes. You should always avoid stretching before you go on your morning or evening walk as stretching puts your cold muscles at the risk of injury. Plan your course in detail and avoid uneven turfs or other tracks which aren't conducive to your walk.
You need to drink a lot of water, especially while you are walking
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While drinking less water has its share of problems, studies are coming up with new dimensions which reveal that excess water intake can lead to a condition called hyponatremia (low blood salt). Hence, try not to go overboard with drinking water before or during walks. If you go on longer treads, make sure you are substituting water with energy drink because they help in restoring the lost body salt. That is something water alone cannot do.
Don't go overboard with "proper walking shoes", they don't do much good
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Good shoes enhance the overall walking experience. While not only helping to heighten the pleasure of your daily morning walks, they also help prevent injuries of certain kinds. Wrong and inappropriate shoes may harm your joints, hips and knees. Therefore, it's of utmost importance to invest in good walking shoes for a better and a pain-free morning walk.
Walking does you no good; you need to exercise harder
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Though intense physical exercises have their own importance, still that doesn't take the shine off the tried and tested fitness tool that walking is. Studies have shown that walking at a moderate pace for about an hour each day helps fight several health issues such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, etc. What wins walking its brownie points is the fact that it's an easy exercise which is not demanding and something that most people can do throughout their lives.