Truthfully, I wish people didn’t think of exercising as a grueling routine where you have to sweat profusely, hurt inclusively and spend hours daily in the gym. Exercise is different for everyone and for those overweight and/or obese, walking is a wonderful thing to do regularly. Stretching is also great to put in your weekly schedule.
Walking can keep your legs looking fit and beautiful
The benefits of walking can be summarized as follows:
- Increases blood volume
- Increases energy
- enlarges blood vessels
- It builds strength
- It strengthens leg muscles
- It strengthens bones
- increases the number of blood vessels
- lowers resting heart rate
- It improves endurance
- It expands lung capacity
- and the oxygen intake helps cleaning your lungs
The key here is to walk correctly. I know most of us already know how to walk, however we seldom check our form to avoid injury. Some of the things to look for when you are walking, specially when you are getting tired are:
- If your toes point outwards as you step forward, you’ll develop inner knee problems.
- If your toes point inwards as you step forward, you’ll develop outer knee problems.
- If you don’t walk heel to toe, you’ll develop front knee problems as well as ankle and hip problems.
- If you get too high on your toes when you step forward, you’ll have calf soreness…badly.
- If you don’t keep upper body straight posture, you’ll develop lower back problems.
- If you roll your shoulders forward when you walk, you’ll have neck and shoulder blade problems.
- If you don’t pay attention where you walk, you might get hit by a car (Sorry, just wanted to make sure you were reading this).
So is it good for everyone to walk? Absolutely, walking is the best exercise for loosing hip weight. When I say walking, I’m talking about a normal stroll. You don’t have to race while you do it, you just have to do it right to get good results.
And afterwards??? Stretch!!!
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