We’ve been told enough about walking for at least 30 minutes a day, but this recommendation is really not to be taken lightly! The benefits of walking are proven and there are many. In our increasingly busy active lives, we are constantly in a hurry and too often opt for public transport or the car. Arrived at the office, belote, we sit all day… More and more sedentary lives have an impact on our bodies but also our minds! We urgently need to sprinkle our daily life with a healthy dose of healthy walking …
Toning and slimming
Walking is essential to keep in shape. Did you know that it is considered by specialists as physical activity in its own right? Walking every day helps tone the body as a whole, especially if you do not participate in any sporting activity. Unlike running, it makes all the muscles of the bodywork without straining: the muscles of the thighs, legs, buttocks muscles, but also the arms and shoulders are gently solicited. In addition to toning the body, walking refines the silhouette and helps you lose your extra pounds. It causes the body to burn calories and convert carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into energy which helps build body fat. To see the effects, practice daily and at a brisk pace.
Beneficial for the bones, walking helps to fight against the risk of osteoporosis. This is because the impact of the foot on the ground and the compression of the bones in the leg create a set of electrical stimuli in the bones. This stimulation then facilitates the absorption of calcium and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
Lower blood pressure
Walking is strongly recommended for the proper functioning of the heart. It lowers blood pressure, helps maintain the cardiovascular system, and prevents strokes and other heart attacks. So bring your dog and go for a walk in nature and a healthy heart (and a delighted animal as a bonus)!
Walking 10 to 15 minutes right after a meal is strongly recommended for better digestion. Indeed, walking is beneficial for good intestinal health because it causes gastric juices to secrete. This helps prevent stomach problems or indigestion. Let yourself be tempted by a romantic digestive stroll after dinner or at the weekend after lunch!
Oxygenated lungsNote that walking stimulates gas exchange in the lungs which causes a greater elimination of impurities. It thus promotes better breathing and purifies the body in general.
Stop the depression!
A little morale boost? No problem! The solution: Go for a walk and clear your mind. The benefits of walking against blues and depression are scientifically proven: it releases endorphins, this hormone that fights against pain and which gives the feeling of joy. A natural and effective tranquilizer to consume without moderation!
Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? A good walk during the day will solve your insomnia problems. Indeed, walking helps reduce stress and stimulates blood circulation, essential elements for sleeping soundly!
Walking allows you to relax, to take time for yourself while taking an active break. Self-esteem is increased. A walk in a green space, park, garden, forest, is obviously ideal. The benefits felt will be highly more effective than a walk in town. This allows you to reconnect with nature, re-oxygenate, and escape the worries of everyday life. The Japanese have even made an anti-stress therapy called “forest bath”!