We presented them 10 benefits of hiking, to get you up and walking already today. To have a healthier life-style, so it is more easy.
Discover the benefits of walking and make this a daily habit!
The walk is recommended to the population in general and, more specifically, to all those who are outside of the reference standards, according to the World Health Organization in relation to the variables of BMI Index (Body Mass, percentage of fat mass, high blood pressure and cholesterol.
If you are a person sedentary, start walking is the best way of achieving the goal of a healthier and more balanced.
This exercise helps both on a physical level, either at the mental level, to the extent that the body begins to respond positively after the first few walks.
You will feel improvements in concentration, in memory, in reduction of tiredness, and, of course, you’ll see a weight loss, that will always depend on your physical condition and the frequency and intensity with which you walk.
10 BENEFITS OF WALKING
It is the most famous benefit of the walk. Walking is a good way to lose weight, since it is a cardiovascular exercise, especially when combined with a correct feeding and balanced.
In addition, after the physical effort, the odds of wanting to eat something sweet or calorie are substantially reduced.
2. CONTROL OF CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES
3. STRONGER BONES
4. STRONGER MUSCLES
5. IMPROVES BREATHING
6. IMPROVES THE CIRCULATION OF BLOOD
7. WALK TO SLEEP BETTER
8. IMPROVES MOOD AND AVERTS DEPRESSION
9. GREATER SELF-ESTEEM
10. MENTAL HEALTH
Daily walk is a great exercise to leave the body in shape, improve health and slow aging. But the benefits of walking don’t stay here: a study done by the University of Pittsburgh, USA, says that walking about 10 miles a week helps to preserve memory.
MAY – THE MONTH OF THE HEART
In Europe sedentary, the Portuguese are among those who participate in less sporting activities, according to the findings of a Eurobarometer survey published in 2014: 64% of respondents admitted to never doing sport. Among the reasons that prevent the Portuguese to perform the sport include lack of time (42%) and indifference (20%).
In the framework of the celebrations for “May – the Month of the Heart”, in 2015, the president of the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation, Manuel Carrageta, pointed out that “cardiovascular diseases are responsible for over a third of all mortality.”
In this way, it is necessary to combat a sedentary lifestyle: “regular physical activity reduces the risk of heart attacks in more than 30%” and “physical inactivity confers a risk similar to that of obesity and smoking”.