Walking and Personal Health
Walking as a daily activity can be a key source of personal health and help prevent the occurrence and lower the prevalence of many diseases. Our lives depend on a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. Walking can help to keep your heart and arteries clean and able to circulate blood and oxygen to your vital organs, and keep you looking and being younger. Coronary artery disease has been the leading killer for many decades now and through promotion, people are realizing that walking may just save their lives.
With the daily physical and psychological stress pollution, fatty diets, smoking, alcohol intake, and lack of exercise that defines our lives, we run a high risk of developing severe arterial diseases. Often the symptoms don’t show until it’s too late to correct the problem. Preventative medicine is always the best.
If your life is stressful, you owe it to your mind and body to take time out to walk and improve your fitness. This activity is not a waste of time. On the contrary, it will ensure you can produce and enjoy life at a higher level.
To be successful with walking exercise, you should set goals for yourself and use a pedometer to keep track of how well you’re doing. Pedometers calculate distance, speed, and even calories burned.