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10,000 steps a day, keeps the medico at bay: How walking promotes health and fitness

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.– G.M. Trevelyan, Historian

Stepping forward

Well, that’s what you might term as a thought for the opinions from experts also point at the same direction. Women can rejoice at it, for regular walking is just the thing they need to maintain a slim waistline. Does that seem interesting? Of course it does and more so, because the time factor is also a pretty short one. Spending at least an hour a day for a brisk walk can take a person seven- to eight thousand steps closer to a sound health, for that’s where the count comes up to in an hour. The Japanese take with themselves a special device to count how many steps they do a day and a wise nation doesn’t do anything for nothing. The fact is an established one.

Exercising the facts

Doctor Paul Bragg’s life stands as a striking example on this aspect; he enjoyed not only a great shape but also a sound health and his energy levels could even put a youngster into shame. Advises from him stress upon the rightly functioning muscles, a proper blood circulation and a tweaked hormonal level. So what’s the deal? Walking alone can take care of all the three. The fact that he died at the age of 95 years is however  a different story; it was an accident that killed him and not an old age. But hold on, walking doesn’t invite accidents.

Other researches showed walking to be the best antihistamine medication available, if coupled with poly-vitamins, especially C. Recovery speeds up by as much as two times a half an hour of walk every day is sufficient.

Let’s walk to glory

But everything in this world requires a norm to be followed and walking is no exception either; therefore, follow the tips to help achieving the goal:

  1. 10,000 steps cannot be attained right on the first day; the body also needs to adjust to the physical load.
  2. Getting off the transport prior to the scheduled location is a good way to start; it’s the distance that should be increased gradually.
  3. A step-counting device can be used to keep track.
  4. It’s advised to avoid elevators whenever there’s a chance. Walking the stairs burn more calories and fat and thus helps getting rid of the unwanted pounds.
  5. An alternative to the above suggestion is to take the longest way instead of the shortest if there’s time in hand.

The gift of the steady paces

Walking prevents depression, colon cancer, constipation, osteoporosis and impotence; lengthens lifespan; lowers stress levels, arthritis and back pain; strengthens muscles, bones and joints; promotes sleep and elevates one’s overall mood. Now, that’s a lot for a walk of life!

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