We all are familiar with walking and most of us go for it in the morning or evening for our better health. Walking helps prevent many chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart and stroke. Are we walking enough? According to an international heart association, we should walk at least 30 minutes a day or 150 minutes a week.
We need to walk in the right way. For a right walk, you need to keep your shoulders back, do not tilt your head and swing your arm while taking brisk strides. Dig into the ground first with your heels, move the pressure towards your feet balls and the toes as you take steps. Here are some of walking types and their benefits:
As the most common style, brisk walk is beneficial for weight-watchers. In addition, it cuts diabetes risk and strengthens the heart.
Taking stairs for your walk is a great way to burn calories. Going up and downstairs helps you burn around 200 calories an hour and tones your major muscle groups. Do not forget to take rest in-between.
Power striding, an upgrade to the brisk walk, takes the natural gait brisker and faster pace with overstated arm swings. It helps you boost energy levels, build metabolism and burn fat.
Generally executed on recreational activities or holiday, climbing uphill strengthens your thighs, calves and hamstring.
Walking along with the seashore or pool takes the pressure and stress off the joints, as water offers the required support. If you have problems like back pain, arthritis and osteoporosis, Choose a pool or seashore for your walk.
Walking on the treadmill works for everyone. As a part of cardio gym activity, it offers you to adjust the pace of your walking in accordance with your comfort level. In this walking, you have no obstacle in your path.