Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Does Walking Benefit You?

Walking has become a lost art. With today’s society full of the hustle and bustle our natural way of transportation has taken a back seat to automation. Health experts are encouraging us to get back to walking. In this article I will try to show and explain to you some of the benefits of walking.

Health Benefits

Cardio vascular workouts are great and walking is a great example of one. Walking actually protects your heart. There are so many other things that walking can do for you like aid in helping depression and lower back pain. It will increase muscle strength and improve coronary conditions. Walking helps to fight infection and hypertension. Of course it can also help maintain weight and it does wonders to maintain bone density. Flexibility and coordination don’t become factors in your health. Walking is really no different than other exercises. It adds more health to your everyday lifestyle.

Walking Can Benefit Your Social And Economic Life

In today’s society the average cost of running a vehicle for a full year is around 6000 dollars. Well guess what walking isn’t going to cost a red cent. When you’re walking you can go as fast or slow as you want. You can take time to interact with other people, have a look around at the beautiful scenery or just put your head phones on and listen to your music. Even though walking is a great exercise it can provide wonderful opportunities for relaxation.

Take Care Of Our Environment

Even though our vehicles have been cleaned up over the years and the emissions are way down per vehicle doesn’t mean the air is cleaner. Something you have to remember is that there are way more vehicles on the road today. Millions of barrels of oil are burnt daily around the world. Could you imagine what it would do to the environment if we committed to one hour less of driving per day and walked instead.

Even Transportation Would Be Less Of An Issue

By walking more we could reduce the congestion on our roads thus resulting in fewer accidents per year. Our roads wouldn’t take such a beating and have to be fixed as often. As a walker we take up almost no space and one thing’s for sure is that the cases of road rage will go way down.

I am not saying to give up driving all together but would walking a little more really do you any harm? Not only would you be doing well to yourself but to everything around you. We want this world to be a happy safe place for our grand children to live long after we are gone.

Dale Mazurek

Through his studies Dale has become very knowledgeable in topics of this sort. You can check out three of his very popular blogs at http://relationshiptidbits.blogspot.com/ or http://stcajo-readshortstories.blogspot.com/ and http://fishingtutor.blogspot.com/

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