Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Walking is the first new thing I am going to advertise on my blog. Though running is my preferred form of exercise I admit that it is hard when you first start and there is always the risk for injury. However walking isn't hard. It has very low risk for injury and it is miraculous in its benefits.
Health: Reduces your risk of heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer. Walking lowers your blood sugar, slows aging, prevents colds, prevents insomnia, reduces stress and its ill effects. See Walking A Miracle Cure.
Mood: Walking is known to make you feel better and be less grouchy. It has also been found to reduce symptoms of clinical depression. Walking in nature makes the effects even greater. See Mood Altering Exercise.
Environment: I think purposeful walking is the best kind. Instead of driving somewhere, walk there. Park a mile or so away from work and walk the rest of the way. Save gas. Save carbon monoxide emissions. Save the environment.
Cost: Walking is free. You can do it anywhere and anytime. You don't need any special equipment. While a pair of comfortable shoes might be nice they aren't necessary. You can walk barefooted if you want. Not only is walking free to you, but if everyone walked more billions of dollars would be saved in health care costs. So you don't need fancy vitamins, expensive gym memberships or exercise equipment, the solution to good health is easy and free!
So go walking as much and as often as you can!