Why Walking is a Beneficial Exercise ? Everyone knows that exercising regularly is good for one’s health and it also keeps the weight issues at bay. However, not everyone follows this generally accepted rule. There are a number of reasons for this. The biggest one is that they cannot find the time to work out due to their busy work life. Well, the answer to this is that you must find time for yourself. Otherwise you will never be able to take care of your health. The minimum amount of time that one should spare for exercise is 30 minutes a day. This is surely not too much to ask for if one thinks about it in a rational manner.
One of the best forms of exercise is to go for a walk. Walking is easy for people of all ages. Be it young or old, everyone has the liberty to choose their own pace, speed and limit. Added to this there are a number of benefits of opting for it as a regular exercise.
The biggest and main benefit is that through walking you can exercise all the muscles of your body. That way, from a weight loss perspective all the trouble areas are covered. Those who can do arm exercise while they are walking can quite easily tone their loose muscles as well. One such form of exercise is the march past style walk in which arms are used as well. If you do not want to do this then you can select some slow arm exercises and do them while you are out on a walk.
As it helps work out all the body muscles, walking is quite beneficial for the heart as well. The heart remains healthy and active. This is a great benefit for those who have opted for walking as a regular form of exercise. This is also one of the reasons why heart patients are told to opt for walking as a form of regular exercise to prevent further damage.
The best time to take a walk is early in the morning. This is because at that time of the day the air is fresh. Walking at that time is going to ensure that you get the maximum of oxygen in your system. This factor adds to the benefits of other exercise that you are going to do. Also starting the day with exercise is going to energize you for the rest of the day.
(Note: This article is the opinion of the author and may or may not be substantiated by scientific fact.)