Healthy is the new skinny
In the era where, healthy is the new skinny, everybody wants to workout, 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 they decide to start off with heavy training, and that is not healthy at all!
A healthy walk costs you nothing, builds up a 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 to depression reduces with 36%
3500 steps a day lowers the risk to diabetes with 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 risk to hip fractures with 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, diarrhea, 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, very important to wear comfortable and firm shoes. We can certainly recommend Xsensible Stretchwalker to take you for a walk. They offer a lot of comfort, are suitable for diabetics, have stretch leather to protect you from fricture on sensitive spots, and they have a removable foot-bed to switch with your customized insoles. Moreover, they offer you an improvement in your posture to relieve foot, ankle, knees, hips, and back.
Foot health days at Costa Del Sol
Our Xsensible-partner organizes foot health days on a regular basis here at the Costa Del Sol, where you can try out these amazing sneakers. Also, it is possible to have a private foot health-party, where you as a host, get a nice present. And your guest gets the opportunity to try and test these amazing shoes and gets a free foot scan to check out their actual foot health, and if possible, to improve it!
Marbella 4 Days Walking
For the fanatic walkers among you readers, it can be interesting to attend to 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. We invite you, together with walkers from all over the world, to discover the unknown sides of Marbella during Marbella 4Days Walking on 8, 9, 10 and 11 October 2020.
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. 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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