It increases cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness.
It reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.
It improves the management conditions such as hypertension high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes.
It makes the bones stronger and improves the balance.
You can also carry your own body weight when you walk. This is known as weight-bearing exercise.
It increases muscle strength and endurance
It reduces the body fat.
It can also reduce the risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type two diabetes, osteoporosis and also some cancers.
Walking is free and doesn’t require any special equipment or training.
Walking is a low impact, and can be done at any time of day and can be done at your own pace. It is also a great form of physical activity for people who are overweight, elderly ones, or who haven’t exercised for a long time.
When you start walking exercise it may be difficult to do for 30 minutes at one time, then do for 10 minutes three times per day and gradually build up to longer sessions. The best way to warm up is walk slowly. Start off each walk at your leisurely pace to give your muscles time to warm up, and then pick up the speed. You can still achieve your goal by starting with smaller bouts of activity throughout the day and it improves your fitness .Then gently stretch your leg muscles particularly calve muscles and also front and back thighs. Stretches should be held for about 20 seconds. And when you feel any pain, ease off the stretch. Don’t bounce or jolt, or you could overstretch muscle tissue and cause microscopic tears, which may lead to muscle stiffness and tenderness.
Along with jogging, running, swimming, walking is also a mode of cardiovascular exercise to improve blood circulation and makes the heart beat more efficiently. It is best to walk when you are on an empty stomach. If needed, you can have a light snack before the walk. Investing in a pair of sturdy shoes is important.
At Sara Rehab we strive to provide you with quality physiotherapy in a professional, prompt yet friendly manner. We do a careful and comprehensive assessment of your condition, and backed-up by a clear, client-centered treatment plan, our aim to provide you with a complete understanding of your ailment and our strategy for returning you to health. You can do the walking exercise under the supervision with our qualified physiotherapists. Our goal at Sara Rehab is to make sure you have a good and exercised health by calling 905 497 4550.