Healthy is the new skinny.
In the era where healthy is the new skinny, everybody wants to work out, cross-fit or take a personal trainer. Why not start with a daily 30′-walk before you go to the gym to buy a season ticket? Working out is healthy, but far too many people have not done any sport before deciding to start with heavy training, which is not healthy at all!
A healthy walk costs you nothing, build up basic endurance and has many health benefits. For most people it is harmless, and above all, it is a sport you can perform with your best friend to chit-chat without being breathless…
Walking improves your health in many ways; we sum up the 10 most important ones.
1. Walking improves your Heart health
If you walk 30-60 minutes a day, your risk of heart disease drastically reduces
2. Brain health
Walking only 2hours a week reduces the risk of getting a stroke with 30%
Also, your memory function takes high benefits!
3. Mood booster
Your mood boosts after taking a walk and being exposed to oxygen and nature.
The risk of depression reduces by 36%
3500 steps a day lowers the risk of diabetes by almost 30%
A one-hour walk a day aids in weight loss!
6. Bone health
Walking 4 hours a week improves the strength of your bones and reduces the risk of hip fractures by 45%.
7. Combat Cancer
A sedentary lifestyle is one of the root causes of cancer. A walk a day can help you a lot since it improves your overall health (1-6), and it may reduce the side effects of chemotherapy.
8. Strengthens your muscles
Like bone loss, you may also experience a loss of muscles when you get older. Walking can help to strengthen and tone your muscles and prevents muscle loss. Regular walking strengthens your leg and back muscles.
9. Improves digestion
When your digestion is not good, it can lead to gastrointestinal issues, such as bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, and even colon cancer. Along with a healthy diet, you should be able to improve your digestion with a daily walk because it improves circulation and stimulates your metabolism
10 Immunity boost
Walking is a great way to boost your immunity. Walking only 30 minutes a day can aid the activities of the immune cells(b-cells – t-cells-natural killer cells). Walking improves to remove toxins from the body.
The importance of good shoes
For your walks, it is, of course, vital to wear comfortable and firm shoes. We can certainly recommend Xsensible Stretchwalker to take you for a walk. They offer a lot of comforts, are suitable for diabetics, have stretch leather to protect you from friction on sensitive spots, and they have a removable footbed to switch with your customized insoles. Moreover, they offer you an improvement in your posture to relieve foot, ankle, knees, hips, and back.fr
Marbella 4 Days Walking
It can be interesting for the fanatic walkers among your readers to attend the “Marbella 4 days walking“, a nice event, where you never walk alone or bored!
In October the weather in the south of Spain is still perfect, not too hot and not too cold, a great time for walking. Together with walkers from all over the world, we invite you to discover the unknown sides of Marbella during Marbella 4Days Walking on 7, 8, 9 and 10 October 2021.
Plaza del Mar at the Paseo Maritimo in Marbella is the starting point for the 10, 20 and 30 km routes which will lead you through the city, nature and along the beach. On the last day, the 20th of October, you will walk the Via Gladiola (gladiolus being the Roman symbol for victory) back to the Plaza del Mar, where you will be welcomed with loud cheers.
You can participate in all four days, but it is also possible to choose the days that suit you most. In short: a perfect opportunity for a holiday!
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